What She Wore: Green, short-sleeve tee; flared denim skirt; gold leather thongs with big chunky stones on them in green and brown.
Ever had somebody do something that just got under your skin? It’s not like it’s a really big deal, but for whatever reason, it makes you nuts. That happened to me today.
Today I went to a meeting with a parent, the district special ed director, the head of the special ed department at my school, and one of my co-workers. With all these people there, you get self-conscious and try to put your best foot forward. I arrived early, laptop in hand, ready to to efficiently handle my part of the meeting.
Five minutes before the meeting began, my co-worker borrow my pen because she didn’t have one. Then, she didn’t give it back to me! I had to scuttle around try to find something to write with when the all the big wigs had arrived! I was so annoyed–I mean, bring your own damn pen and don’t steal mine. You try so hard to look competent and then it all gets blown. Sheesh.
But I don’t just want to be negative because school has been simply amazing these days. I have this small class and they are the joy of my day. Despite the fact that it is an inclusion class (which means that there are special ed kids mixed in with regular kids), these kids work their tails off, and it shows. Today, I realized that they had finished the assignment we’d created with fifteen mintues to spare. I went up to the board and gave them a "challenge" problem. A problem like one they’d never seen before. More than 75% of the class figured out the answer! I was so proud. My goal for this year is to push this class as far as they can go. What’s that saying? Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you may still hit the stars?
Shootin’ for the moon, baby!
PS: Forgot, forgot! Madame Gemstone? Diamond.