Where did this week go? It totally got away from me without one single post. And now it's Friday again and time to share another amazing poem by another amazing sixth grader.
Ben's poem isn't even remotely related to school life, but his title, "The Nameless", makes me think about the classes of students we teach each day. Are there those students out there who are nameless? Those that we ignore simply because we don't know what to do to help them? Those that are so compliant that we pass over them because they're always "doing what we want"? Those that intentionally hide from us and scream inside, "Don't notice me!"?
I'm setting a goal for myself. No child deserves to be nameless, and it is my job to make sure all my students feel that they are a special part, a contributing member, a sixth grader with an important name and place in our classroom.
Now for Ben's incredible poem. I'm attaching his author's note, so you can see his thinking behind this poem. Enjoy!