Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Choices - Epilogue

After the meltdown at recess DAP came back with the class after recess was over, and we proceeded through our day. At lunch time, Jason and I went to lunch with our team and I apologized for sending DAP in there that way. I felt, however, that if let him come with me, he'd see that as me backing down...that wasn't one of his two choices. Jason said it was fine, but laughed and told me that one of his students asked DAP why he was in that room. DAP went back to that whiny, tea kettle voice and sobbed, "IIIIIII'mmmmmm doooooiiiiinnnnnggggg myyyyyyy maaaaattttthhhhhh," before crying and dramatically throwing his head onto the desk. Jason told his kids to leave DAP alone. Really, all you can do is laugh.

The remainder of the day with DAP was fine. He didn't have any more meltdowns, and the next day he finished all of his work, before work time was over. As I said in part 1, I am hopeful that all this effort early on in the year, will pay off as the year moves on. He is someone that needs to have structure and to be well prepared for what is to come. I have to be on my toes if I'm going to "throw" something new at him. How does that saying go, "That which doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." My goodness, I hope so.

5 comments:

  1. You are a very patient teacher!

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  2. I think my dream job might be anything involving being next door to Jason all day long. He's gotta make the day more fun!

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  3. Pumpkin Delight needs a Pumpkin Martini after your hard days!! We need more teachers like you!!!!!!

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  4. Awe, I think DAP is lucky to have you, and I think you will become very close. when all is said and done, you will miss him come June....then he goes to Jason's class.

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  5. I bet you'll get it all ironed out. You're smart that way.

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