Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Back to work!

This week I went back to work after a long break. The break was nice but honestly, I like it when I work. I know I sound like such a wierdo but it's true. Not only do I feel more productive, I love seeing all my students -and some kids who aren't my students- every day. Well, excluding weekends. Shhh...don't tell my work and don't think I'm pathetic but these kids are like my little brothers and sisters. That's how much I love them and uh, that's how immature I am. :-/  I'm pretty sure I'm just a child in an adult's body. I wonder if this will hinder me when I try to become a teacher...
So a couple very lovely things happened today but I only have time to share one. There is a sweet little boy in the 6th grade severely handicapped class. He barely ever speaks but when he does he says things like "I love Barney", "Sesame Street", and other things that are spoken in such a soft, angelic whisper I can't even understand what he's saying. Everyone is in love with him. Every teacher, every aide, his family and students. I would love to be able to post a picture but that's unfortunately a breach of confidentiality. Bummer. So I talk to this little guy almost every day when I see him at lunch or in the hall and he rarely responds. Today I went to say hi to him at the lunch tables and he looked at me with his precious blue eyes, smiled, and took my hand. He held it for a few minutes until I had to leave and get back to my class. It made me so happy that even though he can't express himself well, he is capable of having seemingly caring interaction with others.
There's a lot more I can share but I'll save it for another day. Plus I want to have dinner. Until next time...

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