Hi blog world,
I'm really falling down on my blog duties... I just don't have much to write lately. Work has become less "shocking" and more routine, so there aren't as many interesting stories to tell. Things are pretty business as usual. Right now we're learning about weather and seasons. Fun fun.
Surprisingly, math is my favorite thing to teach. Don't ask why... I don't know why. I had a student the other day say "Miss A, I'm MAD at you." Very clear and concise emotion-filled sentence for a kid w/ autism. Then he even explained why he was mad. I was so happy he was expressing himself with an emotion other than "I'M FINE!" and able to justify why. I had to tell him that I was sorry he was mad but I was happy that he was telling me how he was feeling. He just got really confused.
I know they're learning, even if it's not necessarily what I'm teaching. Example: I did a lesson about clouds, and although they don't remember much about clouds, they remember the concept of big/little, which was a side, small component of the lesson. So they're learning SOMETHING.
My best friend comes to town on FRIDAY! She'll be here for Friday night, all of Saturday, and most of Sunday. On Saturday, we're going to the Madonna concert at MSG. I can't believe I'm 22, been a Madonna fan my entire life (before I could talk I think), and yet have never been to a concert. The time has come...
PS: Thanks for the advice on the previous post, everyone :)