Thanks Linda, I needed that encouragement this morning. It's amazing what
you can get a child to do for you once you've bonded. So many of my
students come from questionable backgrounds with no semblance of normal
family life. I guess the "mama" in me just wants to adopt them...and I've
told my husband more than once, if I show up with a kid one evening, just go
along with me! Of course, there are too many to take home, but I do what I
can when I'm with them.
Hope you have a great day!
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Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] "thuggy little boys"
> You said that your "thuggy little boys" had become some of your
> favorites. I can relate to that. My cockateil has become a way to get
> to some of them. One "thuggy little boy" (haha) races to the room to
> be first to see her each day. One of the other boys said, "Alexander is
> just obsessed with your cockateil!!!" as if complaining. "That's ok," I
> said. I saw a little smile come from Alexander's face as he realized
> that it perfectly ok to be obsessed with my cockateil. He is like putty
> in the palm of my hand now. He will do anything for me. He just so
> happens to sit right by her cage anyway. He turns around to talk to her
> occasionally during class but he is working harder and stays in his
> seat! Love it. You have some great words of wisdom in your post.
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