Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Smiles from kids.......

Two things have happened this week that have really made me smile.

The first happened with a little boy I tutor.  We are reading the book Cam Jansen and the Circus Clown.  He's recording one sentence for each chapter to show how his thinking changes throughout the book as he gathers more clues from the story.  In the second chapter, Aunt Molly finds out her wallet is missing.  Most kids take the clues from the title and an incident in the chapter and predict that the wallet was stolen.  This child took the evidence that "her purse was on the ground under the chair, so maybe her wallet fell out and the janitor picked it up for her."  I thought this was so sweet.  He's looking for the good in the characters and people!

Here's the other:

It's bag of crushed tortilla chips.  One of the boys in my class pulled it out of his pocket this morning and gave it to me.  I asked him what it was and he says "I saved this for you because I know you like nachos."  How sweet!


Rae said...

I love your blog! As a special educator, I am so fortunate to have found it. If you have time, maybe you could swing by and check out mine :)


Breezy Brie said...

Awww that is so precious!

I'm a new follower of you blog and look forward to getting to know you.

I just created my own special education blog if you want to check it out - Breezy Special Ed

Have a fabulous Friday!!

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Anonymous said...

I thought your blog was so cute. Apple offers an app that allows children to create and narrate stories. The app is called Story Wheel. It is a fun game that can be implemented into the classroom that will allow students to create a story of their own and add narration. Story Wheel allows for 1-4 players to participate at a time. The game is not only fun, but educational. Students will work on their cognitive abilities, story composition, imagination, and oral language. It can be used for students with varying abilities. If anyone is interested, the link is:
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Anonymous said...

You sure are right about all of the things that make you smile. Working in special education allows teachers to get to know their students on such a deep level. Reading the part about the nachos, and the wallet makes me think about to of my seniors boys who on egg bake day, and pizza breakfast day always bring me breakfast, because they know that I like it. They can sometimes be very challenging in class, but then they do something like that makes me realize that they really are good kids.

mightystudents.com said...

that is really fun having kids around they always brighten up our days