As a first year teacher I am full of self-doubt. Can I teach these little minds? Can I help them get from August (not knowing their letters) to June (emergent readers and writers)? Well, I just finished by winter writing assessments and all but one kiddo improved! Many are at the benchmark for the end of Kindergarten. Hooray! I can do this. THEY can do this! I am so proud of them. Kiss your brains my lovies!