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So my students took the English I STAAR test on Tuesday, so for the last couple of days we have been watching a movie as a break. The first day my kids watched but some of them were having trouble getting into it. Today on the other hand, my students were totally engrossed in the movie and many of them had tears in their eyes. Most of my classes weren’t ready for me to stop it for the day. I am actually really looking forward to how they react to finishing the movie tomorrow.

It has been such a relief to be able to show my students a movie as a break. This is the first school district I have ever been in that allowed the students to watch a movie as a break after the test. Next week we start the regular work again but it has been really nice seeing my students reacting to a movie that has such a great meaning behind it.

I am actually looking forward to next week because we are starting Anthem by Ayn Rand. I have some really great activities planned for my students and I am looking forward to seeing how they go. I really think they will like the book but I will just have to wait and see.

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