[New Favorite Things Friday] Caped Time Outs

Last week I left work on time one day and went to spend an hour getting my tootsies painted. The favorite thing is not painted tootsies, it’s taking the hour out of my day to sit and enjoy the time. I was able to let my thoughts wander or not wander. I stared out the…

[Student Stories] Going Invisible

I have a couple of students with Autism or Autistic-like behaviors (an actual thing when the diagnosis isn’t clear on an educational level).  Without going into a long discussion (yet*), let me oversimplify by saying that some students with Autism struggle with social skills, understanding social cues and non-verbal communication, and it is quite quite…

[Photo of the Week] Pickle Skins

I noticed J. nibbling at his pickles.  Here is the conversation that followed (he speaks very precisely.): Me: J.  Whatcha doin’? J: I am peeling my pickles. Me: How come? J:  I do not like the skin. Me:  That’s awesome.  May I take a picture? J:  Oh.  Yes.  Do you like it? Me:  Yes.  I…

[Re-Post] First Day Thoughts

I am quite certain I will have a new set of first day thoughts to share, but in the meantime I will shamelessly re-post from last year.  I feel like this captures the first day for me. Originally posted August 17, 2010… Amid the hurley-burley of the new school year each little Lovie shakes out their feathers,…

Whatev

I was going to title this post “god-light”.  You know, the light that sometimes shines through the clouds and, some say, looks all biblical and stuff?  I did a search on it, and found… well… very little that describes it as I want it described.  Then I thought I’d use “A-Ha”.  A search ensued, and…

Quote of the Week #14

This week’s quote falls In the category of things I never thought I’d need to say. The scene earlier today… A. is quite concerned.  He has stuck his head through the back opening in a chair and cannot get it out.   I watched him try to remove it for quite awhile (probably way longer than…

European Studies

Today two of my kidlets were humming a few bars from Europe’s “Final Countdown.”  A third kidlet joined in.  While I was still agape (the adjective as opposed to the noun), they asked if they could listen to it.  I could feel a blue-pen-cap kind of experience coming on and let it happen. The music…