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My son managed to totally surprise me today!
Saturday, September 26, 2020      13 comments

My son told me yesterday, that I needed to be dressed and ready to go out with him at 2:30 this afternoon. He wouldn't tell me why except that it was a surprise. I got ready and was talking to my best friend and when I hung up, Ed said, "Oh I ne... Read more
Fridays are a big HUG at the end of a long week!
Friday, September 25, 2020      8 comments

Today was a pretty decent day. The OT came to evaluate one of my high school students. It made for an interesting disruption for the entire class. Fortunately, there was little planned work because Fridays are always a little less structured - c... Read more
Thursday and progress continues
Thursday, September 24, 2020      9 comments

Today every class was challenging. Nobody wanted to work, everyone wanted to sleep, and several appeared to be not feeling well. Not likely Covid, but ear ache, tooth ache, med changes, etc. We struggled to stay positive. There was only one stud... Read more
Wednesday night making progress is slow!
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      5 comments

I went to the Special Education Director to discuss the high school teacher's expectation that I MUST call her every day. She told me I should inform her that I will not be doing that! I in turn told her that I was told I DO not have a choice - ... Read more
Tuesday making progress!
Tuesday, September 22, 2020      9 comments

Today started with having to reassure my aide and remind her that the high school teacher is NOT her supervisor and that IF I was dissatisfied with her, I would have spoken to her and made suggestions for change and that since I have NOT done th... Read more
Monday, Monday!
Monday, September 21, 2020      5 comments

Today was a good day overall. Started for work with temperature below freezing (31 degrees), came home with them around 85. Son Ed was looking forward to having the surgical drain removed after almost 3 weeks. Sadly, when I arrived home, Ed stil... Read more
Surprising Saturday
Saturday, September 19, 2020      6 comments

Last night I got a phone call from my nephew and we talked for quite a while about family and strange coincidences. He lives in Texas and someone he works with mentioned that she came from where I live. She then spoke of going to a Church camp c... Read more
Finally Friday!
Friday, September 18, 2020      7 comments

The last two weeks have gone well. Today everyone and everything seemed to be out of sorts. One of my high school girls never got into the classroom but had major behavior issues and ended up being taken back to her room and not participating at... Read more
Thursday - making a list and checking it twice!
Thursday, September 17, 2020      8 comments

Bet you thought I was out of season by my blog title tonight! Nope, just checking through my list of students, getting ready to write new IEPs for all of them. Have to get it done by the end of this month since the situation is changing what the... Read more
Wednesday night - moving forward further!
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      7 comments

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 ... Read more
Tuesday - moving on
Tuesday, September 15, 2020      7 comments

Today was a pretty good day. The best part of my day was that the internet worked! Was a bit worried that the day would be difficult when one of the students that is in my 10-12 class was having a major behavior problem and in the calm dow... Read more
Monday - busy day
Monday, September 14, 2020      6 comments

Today I started out with PT. From there, I went to my REAL school to pick up my mail and to let my principal know that I am having difficulty with internet access. This may sound minor but I need it for email, IEPs, lesson plans, and grading. So... Read more
Saturday - Week 1 is in the bag!
Saturday, September 12, 2020      8 comments

The week is over and I have a number of things that I need to.tweak and adjust but at least I have a clue about what they are. Several of the kids in each of the three groups need more hands-on things to do with their hands rather than written w... Read more
Day 3 - still back to school!
Thursday, September 10, 2020      5 comments

This week has been a long one. It has been challenging but I am still hanging in tight! I have started getting to know the students and figure out what makes them tick. I find myself falling in love with the students who will be in my class for ... Read more
Day 2 - Interesting situation! Not surprisingly, related to 2020
Wednesday, September 09, 2020      6 comments

Found out today why the high school teachers didn't provide materials yesterday - totally understandable since both are now awaiting Covid test results. Hopefully not the Covid but not taking chances. Today was a bit more eventful than yest... Read more

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