Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Megan!

Happy Birthday Megan!!!

So Room 24 Loves to Celebrate Birthdays! Although it was a celebration across the miles, we decided to have a party for Megan (my little sister:). My kids sang her Happy Birthday over the phone and we planned a party with popcorn and a movie. They picked Little Rascals, they thought Megan would like that;) My kids are so much fun and like me, get excited about the little things in life! It's been a crazy 8 days of school so far, but Megan's birthday brought a lot of laughter and fun to Room 24!! Happy Birthday Megi!! We love you!! xoxo Tracy

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Memoirs of Room 24

Memoirs of Room 24

The first week of school is always full of adventures, tears and life lasting memories. As a teacher, you never know what the day will bring, especially in room 24! This year I have 11 amazing students full of energy and each very unique. One of my new students sings....ALL THE TIME, while she's coloring, eating, sitting, walking, running....she's always singing. The first time I heard her she kept humming and singing the same part of a song over and over. It was hard to understand what she was saying because of her speech, when I finally figured it out, I realized she was singing TAYLOR SWIFT!!! It was so cute, she kept repeating, "your on the phone with your girlfriend she's upset.....she wears short skirts I wear t shirts, she's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers" for about a half hour. When I realized what she was singing I started singing with her and of course she thought I was the silliest teacher she's ever seen! I love it:)

Another student I have this year was at our school last year in a different functional skills class. He is a very special little guy who I bonded with last year. For some reason, I am able to calm him down when he becomes aggressive. Unfortunately, I was on my lunch at the beginning of recess....when I walked out to recess a child approached me with a frown on his face. "Excuse me, that boy over there (pointing to my student) um....he bit me in the bathroom." I couldn't believe my ears, "HE BIT YOU!!" The poor little guy lifted his shirt to reveal a bite, "Uh huh, he started saying things, I couldn't understand him and he walked up to me and bit me on the arm." I spent the rest of the day teaching my little guy that he can't bite people and what was appropriate to do when you get upset. Everything is a teaching moment!!

Once again, an eventful first week for an eventful school year. In room 24 you never know what you may hear, see or smell! There is never a dull moment in Special Education!! Thank goodness for that, it keeps me on my toes:)

Until the next story...