Bizmark is the kid in all my video footage from last year who is never doing what he is supposed to be doing. While everyone else is singing or dancing he's looking at the ceiling or playing with his shoe. Which might explain why he's in my class again this year. Last year was quite a struggle for both of us - him to understand, me to keep him engaged. Well, this year he is flying high! I'm so proud of him. We have a capitals test coming on Friday. Yesterday the kids made "flashcards" to practice matching the city and country. Bismark matched all of his correctly! He was so excited he jumped up and grabbed me - hard! - and just held on laughing and laughing. It was so delightful to see him successful and proud of his work!