I am so proud of one of my students, the Queen. Last year she was so shy. Since I knew she would be in my class, I started talking to her, (Just as I did with Coaster.) She sat all alone, on the sidelines, eating her food and looking super nervous.
“Hi, Queen,” I would say. “How are you doing today?”
“I’m ok,” she would say (barely audible).
Anyway, there’s the background on the Queen. Now, fast forward to a pep talk, when she thought about quitting, 6 weeks worth of Dr. Who-like talks and you have a new and improved Queen who scored 8/14 points for my school’s volley ball team. I AM SO PROUD OF HER!!!