No, I'm not taking classes and I'm certainly not packing my bags for vacation. Today I was doing double duty.
Today was one of those crammed to overflowing school days. My goal was to work on skill sheets packets for conferences. At best, I thought I would complete five students' packets, but I kept pushing myself and my aide, and we completed ten out of fourteen packets! THANK YOU, AMY.
In the middle of all this hectic work and children playing in differen't centers in the room, two therapists (speech and occupational) for two different special needs students came to observe. Then, the doorbell rang, not once but twice. Two different parents with two special needs students wanted to sit in and observe. Amidst all the chaos, they were impressed (?) and enrolled their children. They said I had been referred by two different agencies.
Word must be getting out that a crazy older, high-energy and creative woman and her younger side kick can work magic on prek students. I teach not from a book but from the heart. I think every child deserves a dedicated teacher who will help them overcome obstacles and try to understand their needs, not punish them because they have a few problems.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and one of my wonderful students gave me a miniature rose bush.
I do appreciate it, and will be reminded of this child every spring when it blossoms.
Come June 21st I will appreciate my last day of school. But for now, I have lots of ideas to cram into
the last 6 1/2 weeks of school. New students...new techniques to discover so I can target their needs and learning styles.
My favorite teacher was Judith Alexander, high school English, but there were many good teachers who helped me learn and grow.
Do you have a favorite teacher?