We’re working up until the bitter end of the school year, since I’m not interested in seeing what havoc breaks loose the day my class loses its regular structure. Today, the Do Now consisted of five algebra problems we’ve been working on from the high school material, involving distributing, combining like terms, x on both sides, and proportions.
One of my kids came up to show me the work he had done, extremely proud of how carefully and correctly he had shown his work. I nodded and complimented him matter-of-factly on how hard he’d been working and how good he’s become at this.
He goes, “Hey, it’s just like you said. We came in here knowing nothing and we leave knowing everything!”