Friday, November 26, 2010

Better late than never

The first day of school has come and gone with much success. Due to my laptop being on vaca  I was unable to document before and after pictures of my classroom. So with out further ado my classroom... 


family, my dog, health, necessities, forgiveness, a working car, grace, a wonderful job, friends, independence, Jesus, creativity and freedom

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Normate Vs. Normal

I had a professor in college that would not allow any of her students say/use the word "normal." Her reasoning was that nothing is normal especially in the field of special education. Students with disabilities are typically not viewed as normal which would make them abnormal and this fact is unacceptable.

We were however allowed to use the word "normate." //I am not entirely sure if this is a word...Webster does not recognize the word normate//

Whenever one of her students slipped and said "normal" she would lean forward and say "what did you say? I did not hear you." the slipper would then have to replace "normal" with "normate" to fix their mistake. This became somewhat amusing as we spent more and more time with this professor. We started to keep tally how many times we used the non-existing word "normate."

I was once docked points in a paper because I used the word normal instead of normate; a mistake I would only make once!

To this day whenever someone uses the word normal I secretly correct them by saying normate
because normal is not a word!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Umm...hello where did they go?

Today after lunch I went to gather my students and much to my surprise my table was deserted...all six of my students were no where to be seen! I glanced around hoping to glimpse one of my students and much to my relief I located three exiting the lunch detention room //never good//. I came to find out that my middle schoolers decided to make a fountain out of katchup during their meal //their version of lunch and a show//. Let's just say that the rest of the class period was realativily quite.

//sidenote// hp sent me my parts to fix my computer now all I have to do is put it together...any volunteers?