"Be realistic: Plan a miracle" (Labor Day)
I am so excited I'm getting verklempt the way I was when I was invited to come over to the wonderful principal's home Thursday night and have a heart to heart talk after I was very upset about the way I was treated by these native ladies and the Borg ...
I was frustrated again with the native ladies in the life skills class and my Sped director, who chewed me out over Donovan, (the poor student who can't speak and has problems with sight but I believe is much smarter than he gives on to be)for refusing to get on the van. I asked for help so she was upset that I should be getting him on and wasn’t doing my job. It only took her 45 minutes to coax him with different things to stimulate him till he was happy ..I knew that when a group of bigger people surrounded him he gets on the van without problems...that happened Friday and today!...Two blokes from his center gently took his arm and he went without violent altercations immediately
Thursday was my roughest day..my temper was short with all the tension building up...the students whom I'm able to teach didn't want to go in that class but the Borg insisted that there had to be a teacher there...it was hot and these ladies insisted on not having on the ac …they were continuing to making a very irritating loud tapping sound that almost deliberately interfered with my teaching English and Math to the other students. They insisted that the kids in wheelchair needed to hear that very loud noise for stimulation ..
I asked if they could stop…they became mad and went to the principal ...He came down and observed me teaching basic phonics. He was pleased with the way I was teaching them..I felt so much better that night after talking with him and I asked if I could be in an inclusion class with both sped and regular students..
He said that he would think about it! That was all I needed. Friday became the best day of this school year ! Clay and Marty worked hard along with the other children ..to make a wonderful ending to the day, the Borg came up to me with the great news that I would be teaching algrebra inclusion
I’d be away from these angry old ladies..(that day they all had a native lunch in my classroom inviting two teachers but of course not inviting me while I ate carrots perfectly content to while my time away on the puter ..It was funny..I guess you would have to be there..I see it being made into a screen play or sit com..I'm praying to the Gods that the story will have a happy outcome or at least become sitcom ...like "Welcome back, Garvey!" where he finally wins over these ladies with his inner charm and charisma......Maybe he'll be the "Bahe" again??(Navaho or dine for “bread maker”) to be continued….