Wednesday, May 14, 2008


So this is it. The end of our journey. Here is your homework for the summer:

1. Read good books
2. Write in your journal
3. Post and comment on the blog

This year, your class has published a total of 83 posts on Freedom of Voice! This is totally AMAZING! I am so proud of you for your courage to take on something new, for sharing your stories so openly, and for being willing to share them with the world. I look forward to seeing some new posts during the summer. If you want to save them first as a draft, I will check them over for you before publishing. I will check the blog daily and hope to keep in touch with you this way. I'm going to take some pictures of our potluck today, and I will post them next week. So be sure to check in!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to wish Graciela good luck on finishing up her last two GED tests next week. Good luck Graciela!!

Ivis will be taking her first test on May 20th! Good luck Ivis!!

Also, Adriana, who started in our class in September and moved on to GED in December, graduated on Tuesday night! Congratulations, Adriana!!

Thank you, everyone, for making it a joy for me to come to work every day.


Lucinda said...

You have been a good teacher for us all. Very understanding in some of our problems and questions. You have ment alot to me also thank you for every thing.

Graciela said...

Sue, you know how much I was working for this, and I am working really hard to pass my last two GED tests, and you are right, you have to be proud of yourself because you are an example of a good teacher, keep helping others the way you did with me, and you are going to be rewarded, God bless you, and thanks again for your patient. I promise you are going to be the first person to know my scores, and good luck to you too.

evelia said...

Sue. This was a great year for all of us, I think, Because you are the best teacher, I'll try to work hard and make my home work, because I'm so lazy at home with homework, you all ready know that, but. I learned a lot this year in this class anyway. THANKS!

martha said...

Sue; Thank you for spent the time with us. You make the classes very short and thank you for the gift cards every time when we make our reading goals. See you next year.

Have a great summer!

Lilly said...

Dear Sue; Thank you for everything you are a super teacher. I'm ready too to start my next nevel to GED Thank You so much

Dayra said...


Thank you for still sharing with us all your knowledges, we learned something new every day in your class, I really believe that you are a outstanding professional and you demostrated it in all moment, so I hope to be part of your class again next year.

Ivis said...

Sue, I want to thank you for helping me in your class. If it wasn't for your help I wouldn't be here in my GED class preparing for my first test. I will do my social studies test in May 20 and I'm so nervious I hope I can pass it. I know I will. I know it because I have learned a lot of things and the things I have learned is because of you, you teach me a lot and help me a lot. I'm happy about that. Thank you for teaching me that reading is a great way to learn. Now I like to read and I do because you showed me the passion to read.


Jim Thomsen said...

We're all lucky to have Sue in our lives. She's a good friend of mine who is sharing this side of her life with me ... and hearing how you, her students, feel about her makes me all the more proud to know her.

Graciela said...

Hi Sue.
Today I went to P.P.C.C to do my reading and writing tests, and I did pass my reading test, I still waiting for my score on my writing test, it takes seven to ten days to have the score back.
Can you believed it? seven to ten days to know if I got my G.E.D or not. I am crossing my fingers to pass the writing test.

sue said...

Congratulations, Graciela!
I know the waiting can be torture, but hang in there and try to enjoy yourself!

Ivis - How'd your test go?

Graciela said...

Thanks Sue. However what happen with the pictures you took on the pot luck? also what I know so far from Ivis is that she did pass her social studies test with 460.

Graciela said...

Hi Sue, I just got my writing score back, and I did pass it, can you believe it? I am going to have my G.E.D in a few days. I am so happy and I hope I can go to the graduation next year.

sue said...

At graduation next year, I'll be the one with the tears in my eyes yelling, "Yayyyy! Graciela!"

Remember, this is not the end, but only the beginning. Keep reading, keep writing, get involved in your community.

People may not be following all the comments to know this news, so why don't you write a post about it? If you share your experiences of what you went through to get your GED, it might inspire others as well. Congrats-I cannot even begin to express how proud I am of you.

Graciela said...

Thank you Sue.
I just got my G.E.D in the mail yesterday, I can't even tell how I felt when I open the envelope and saw it. I looked at it over and over, is some thing that I was dreaming about until today because my dream came true.

Charlie Love said...

Hi Sue-
This is Charlie from Durango. Thanks for showing us your blog at CAEPA. You and your students are very inspiring. Congratulations on such a successful school year and the amazing log of student writing that came out of it. I think I'll give it a shot with my students next year. We are having an inservice this afternoon to explore the possibility of having a program-wide blog. Maybe you could fill me in on any hurdles, successful strategies, surprises, etc. that you encountered along the way. Thanks and I hope your summer is off to a great start! I'll let you know when our blog is up and running.

Graciela said...

Charlie love, you are going to be in good hands, Sue is an incredible person. You chose the right person for your project.

Ivis said...

Hi, Sue

As you already know by Graciela I pass my Social studies test and I'm so happy!. I also did the Writting one in June 3. I was so nervous because I thought that I would not pass it. I was sad and nervous the whole week. Today I came to the library and I enter my password in the computer, to my big surprice I saw that I have pass my Writting test. I couldn't believe it. I just say "oh ch?? I pass it" and the man sitting besides me just looked at me like if was I was crazy. I'm so happy, because now I just have three test left, I hope I can pass the others too. I also want to thank you for all the things that you show me in your class. I learn a lot of things with you and that's why I passed my test.

THANK YOU!!!!! Hope to see you soon.