Today was a good day at school. I caught two boys who don't like to read with our class novels tucked behind the other work they were supposed to be doing - they couldn't put them down. I love that they're enjoying Tangerine by Edward Bloor and The Giver by Lois Lowry so much.
Another of my kids, a boy who generally struggles to pass his classes, got a 20/20 on our vocabulary test today. That's never happened for him before. He was so excited when he turned it in; he knew he'd done well and he couldn't wait for me to grade it. When the A++ and the sticker, and the EXCELLENT! stamp were all in place I gave it to him to go hang in the hall and he was glowing.