So if you ever wonder why teachers do what they do, this my friends is why we do it.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Let's Hear It For J & J!
I am a special education teacher and most days I LOVE the teaching part of my job. (The paperwork is another story for another day!) Well yesterday I got to celebrate two exciting milestones with two special students. (Who I will refer to as J #1 and J#2.) I've been teaching J#1 reading for the past four years. He's been working his tale off for four years. When I started teaching him he was 2 grade levels behind in reading. Well last week he read on grade level! He is reading 5th grade level material at the appropriate rate. YIPPY! I am so proud of him. J#2 has a hard time controlling his temper and can get upset really quickly. Well, this past quarter he did not have a SINGLE outburst, not one! That is such a big deal! I got to watch him use the techniques he's learned to calm himself down and he's a pro. I am so proud of both my boys! So to celebrate my fellow special education teacher and I had a pizza part with the boys. They were so excited. They built their own pizza on the Papa John's website. It was a grand time to spend with them. They are so proud of themselves and they should be. :) :)