At this point, we were approaching the end of the year. It was spring and through my case study I had developed a much deeper understanding of Carlos and his needs as a person. His needs moved beyond the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. My co-teacher and I had many discussions about how to support Carlos in his growth as a human being who is kind, honest, and contributes to his community. With some of these big ideas in mind, we wanted to support an understanding that his actions directly affect his community, family, and himself.