Day 8: While I was going over directions for the millionth time in 7th period (the last period of the day), two of my students came into the classroom with wide smiles. My students found out that they had both been accepted into a program that allows students to work on their Associate Degree while in high school. For a week, in class and after school, the girls and I worked on editing and revising their essays. The girls thanked me and told me they could not have done it without my guidance. These are the moments I know I'm in the right place.