February 5, 2016
With the increased walk-throughs and knowledge of the material, as a whole, I feel like I'm much more in tuned to the process.
We know, up front, that it is "that time of year". Again, use us as a resource if you need us in the room, with the kids, or if you need a break. Additionally, this year has probably been the most severe year for emotional SPED kids - I know you can feel that in the rooms. Anytime you have more than a handful of those kids, we can all feel it.
As we get into rougher waters, sometimes it makes more sense to put the oars in the boat rather than row. We don't control nearly as much as we think. I don't mean quit trying, but start trusting that what you are doing is having more of an impact than you think - particularly on the rough days. Sometimes the weather will have more say over where we end up than our rowing.
Keep being the model that you already are for your kids. They pick up on your attitude more than anything else, and they know when it's rough waters also.
They are in the boat with us.
It's an honor getting to do life with y'all.
The amount of improvement this young man has shown on tasks like this is amazing over the last year and a half. Thank you Mrs. Marlar!
Liam assured me that Warren Moon had nothing to do with this assignment and all of the handwriting was his own.
Step by step writing process with Mrs. Rhodes. The kids know it really well - this is a hard skill to teach when you have to do it with Reading....Great job so far.
Saturday, February 13th: Robotics @ Parish Episcopal School
Basketball Boys Tourney @ Mabank
Saturday, February 20th: UIL is Here! We will be sending out details, times, etc next week. We are hosting again and defending our JH Championship.
It may be hard to believe, but 16% of our kids are ESL. Hats off to Mrs. Melton and Mr. Zapata for helping those classroom and pull out kids. Also, Kudos to our English teacher (as if they needed anything added) for how they handled the new TELPAS Rater stuff.
Booker and Bonita
I know I've talked about pedometers for them.....We have had more highly challenging kids in SPED than any year I remember. I honestly don't believe that any other campus could handle it the way we do....and I know how hard it is.
So grateful for Mrs. Neely everyday! She is always happy and helping our kiddos!
Booker and Bonita
Leon Bridges and Juan Manuel Marquez
If you get a chance to read about him and the things he has overcome, it is a great story. He is a fighter.
Leon don't care much about what should be popular, so if he wants to do gospel, he does gospel. The video is also great.
I also put a video of JMM and a short documentary about boxing in Mexico. I thought these two videos were unrelated, but maybe they are related more than I know.
Obviously, Juan Manuel is a fighter as well.