We did magic tricks a while ago (pick a number, add 7… you always get 5) but one student hadn’t done the assignment so I gave it to him when he finished his test today. He was SO EXCITED! Excited to get 5 from two different starting points. Excited to prove it. Excited to do another trick. I felt terrible telling him to be quiet since other people were taking the test because I didn’t want to stifle his enthusiasm. It’s been a rough day, I need to hold on to that moment of awe and his eagerness to share it.