Remember Azul? When he became my student in September of 2008, he was a B reader who had just moved to the United States a few months before. I saw him in the hallway today at school and asked how he was doing in reading. He told me that he's now a level L! From B to L in a year and a half. Amazing.
Today with my small extended day group we were answering some questions that asked us to circle the word that didn't belong. I was trying to get the Sesame Street "One of These Things Is Not Like the Others" to play on our computer, but our school network naturally blocks YouTube, so I had to settle for reading the lyrics today. One of my students was bouncing and bopping around as I read them, and the boy next to her turned to her and sternly admonished, "This is not a dance party!" Heh.