Thursday, April 28, 2016

W, X,Y and Z





W stands for:

Wonderfully

X stands for:

Exciting

Y stands for:

Year

Z stands for:

Zip A Dee Doo Da

Every year is different and our 
kids grow and develop and our 
year is almost over. The kids will 
have the summer to do more 
growing and maturing, and when
the school year begins again in 
August we will have new kids plus 
our "old kids", they will be older, 
wiser and off we will go.

Time marches on.

***Due to continued clean up for 
a minor flood in our basement, 
I am finishing the challenge early. 
Saturday is technically the last day.
I hope you have enjoyed my posts 
for this challenge. We will resume 
regular programming next week.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V




V is Village.

We have heard the phrase
"It takes a village" many 
times. "A belief that it takes 
an entire community to raise
 a child. A child has the best 
ability to become a healthy 
adult if the entire community 
takes an active role in contrib-
uting to the rearing of the child."

~~~ Hillary Clinton

At school "it takes a village
to educate our kids." We 
welcome the chance to work 
with our kids, see their goals 
met, watch them meet their 
milestones, celebrate with 
them, comfort them and 
learn from them.


Thanks Karen (Over The 
Backyard Fence) for jogging 
my memory on this.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, April 25, 2016

U





U stands for:

Ugly
Unable
Underdog
Understand
Unfortunate
Unhappy
Unique
Unite
Unknown
Unusual
Upset
Us

These are words that could describe
our kids at a variety of times. They 
are used by adults and children who 
do not know our kids use to describe 
them.
They are very judgmental, hurtful 
and unnecessary in my opinion.

We spend time "educating" the 
kid's peers about our kids, so they 
can get to know each other better.

So our kids are:

Beautiful
Able
Winners
Fortunate
Happy
Very Unique
We UNITE for our kids
Well known
Remarkable
We work very hard to lessen
the upsets
Us, we, community, group, class



~Keep on Dreaming~



Sunday, April 24, 2016

T






T is for Teacher.

A person who teaches or instructs,

usually in a school setting. BUT
there are many others in our
children's lives who "teach."

So, at school we have :


Lead teachers--

Those responsible for all the fun 
stuff that goes along with being 
the lead.

Paras--

Those that work as closely with 
the students as the teachers, they 
also assist in the classroom with 
data collection, recess duty, rest-
room assistance and much more.
In our district, they are assigned 
to the Special Ed dept.

Aides--

They are usually in the general ed 
rooms assisting with the class 
activities, covering a class while 
the teacher is in a meeting and 
sometimes they get cafeteria duty 
too.

Speech, OT, PT, Music and Vision 

therapists--
These people are more specialized 
and focus on a specific need a
student may have.

Art. Library, Music and PE--

They are another group of specialized
group of teachers.

Classroom volunteers--

Under the guidance of the classroom
staff they assist where needed.

First and foremost are Parents--

Our children's first teacher.

Children don't come with handbooks

so we all do the best we can to provide
for our kids. 
Oh, let's not forget our
Grandparents--
They are some of THE BEST teachers
we could have.

If you know another "TEACHER, "

thank them.


~Keep on Dreaming~


Friday, April 22, 2016

S





S is for Special.

I work in the field of Education
that is labeled "Special Education."

My student's ARE special NOT because
their abilities are different from most
but because they teach us something 
different about them daily.

They reach goals/milestones.
They grasp a concept that you think 
they'll never get.
A sound, word or phrase is spoken 
after many days of work between you 
and the student.
One day they realize that there ARE
other people around them AND 
interactions begin to occur.

So you see WE ARE special for
many reasons.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, April 21, 2016

R






R---Real

E---Expected

S---Share

P---Patient

E---Extraordinary

C---Care

T---Teach



~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Q





Q is for Quick!

In my day to day world of working 

with my young friends I have found 
the need to be quick.

When looking up this word, I found 

two interesting definitions.

1. Moving fast or doing something in

a short time.

2. (Of a person) prompt to under-

stand, think  or learn; intelligent.

Now when I hear the word quick I 

think of moving fast.

We are quick footed--Sometimes 

we have to move fast to catch a 
runner or the child who has a 
different place in mind than the 
classroom.
Quick minded--Plans change, 
staff are sick children are absent. 
Plan B is always an option
and sometimes C and D may be 
used.
Quick witted--This is a hard job 
and we have a tendency to be more 
serious and forget to laugh and have 
fun. Laughter is the best medicine 
especially on a bad day.
We have quick reflexes--We never 
know how the day will go until the 
kids come in and usually we can tell 
who might have a rough day so keeping 
close watch to make sure things stay 
where they belong and not flying 
through the air is a must.
Also sometimes hands and feet are not 
always used appropriately so we watch
for those too.

Never a dull moment in our room.



~Keep on Dreaming~






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