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Wednesday night - moving forward further!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Today was an interesting day. First I discovered the solution to a computer glitch that has had me going crazy for more than a month - nothing important except that I was unable to post grades and without being able to post them, they would not get their report cards! Well, apparently everyone else knew (or hadn't tried to figure out yet, because their students will ALL be submitting their assignments online and mine are NOT submitting theirs so I had to figure how to override that problem) that for the grade columns I created to show up on the screen it had to be AFTER school started. Miraculously, all hundred or so attempts to create columns to put the grades in suddenly showed up - I had been doing it right, but until the trading period started this week, nothing showed up.

Then, I was told that a student from my class last year is returning to my class next week. He too will love at the residential facility where I am working. He will fit in with my two boys who are at his level, unfortunately though . . . Because they keep the students from the 3 different residential houses separate from each other, he will have to sit with the two girls who are my highest functioning students and while they do multiplication and read at a second grade level, he will suck his thumb, cry and shove things off the table and show no interest in any activities that I present to him (or at least that was what he did last year).

Last thing exciting I did was to order a LOT of brightly colored, hands-on materials. They are really cool and should help my lower level students especially.

The kids all had another good day and that means that I did too - despite being short-handed because 4 staff called in sick today, AND the powers that be adding another class with 6 more students to be taught there because they weren't doing their assignments virtually and they needed a more structured setting. I don't need to teach them directly but it stretches the staff really thin to have that extra class. These are older students who live at the 2 local group homes for older high school students.

Love is full of little challenges but SUPER-TEACHERS can handle whatever is thrown our way!

He blessed, stay safe, and spread loving kindness and generosity wherever you journey throughout your days!
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    Good for you for solving the computer problem and hope things work out w/the returning student.

    39 days ago
  • READY201811
    Keep holding onto that. You are a super teacher! Since these kids live in a facility being now school aged, what happens to them when they are Past that age? In Michigan kids can go to school until 26, our cmh state agency was not compliant with federal mandates and closed our transitional programs with cmh thru the state and put it back on the parent
    39 days ago
    Another successful day in the books. Keep Sparkling!
    39 days ago
    I hope that they have enough staff for you
    39 days ago
    I am so glad you were able to get your grades in. It is so frustrating when the computer is not cooperating. You sound like an awesome teacher. Take care of yourself.
    39 days ago
    Wow! You are amazing!! I would be tearing out my hair!
    39 days ago
    Glad you were able to figure out the computer problem. Our system was never quite up to par, so I kept paper grades, too. Double work, but my backside was covered.

    Lots of challenges coming your way, but it will all work out for you.

    Stay safe. Be well. emoticon
    39 days ago
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