day eighty-six: talking out in class

Today when I reminded T that since he was the helper he got to hand out towels to all of his friends after washing for snack, he said I already know that, Miss Karen, in a kind of "duh" way.  I laughed.  In my class it is not uncommon to have a kid that is strong-willed.  We also have kids that are weak-willed.  To be honest, the stronger ones are usually easier to move along and to see progress in.  At least I know there is some gumption in their sweet little bodies and I just need to figure out a way to have it propel them forward.

Working with special needs kids reminds me everyday that I have my own disabilities.  I have my stubbornness. I have my disappointments.  I have lots of things.  And sometimes I have my own moments of saying I already know that.  Even when I don't.

7 comments

LisAway | November 13, 2009 at 6:55 AM

Silly Miss Karen. Why would remind him of something he already knows!?! Cute.

I'm sure I think I know a lot of things that I don't really know yet.

Connie | November 13, 2009 at 7:07 AM

From now on, T should run the class! Everyday I realize how much I DON'T know!

Heather | November 13, 2009 at 7:45 AM

Wouldn't that be cool if we could actually LIVE all of the things that we already KNOW?

Barbaloot | November 13, 2009 at 8:43 AM

I think you're amazing for all the time and effort you invest in those children. It takes someone with serious strength to do that.

Lara | November 13, 2009 at 10:17 AM

The problem for me is less knowing, but actually doing what I do know. I still need lots of reminders. Lots.

And then there's all the stuff that I really don't know.

Eowyn | November 13, 2009 at 11:49 AM

I've just come to terms with my lack of knowledge. Although I still respond that way sometimes.

Heidi Ashworth | November 16, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Oh, so profound. And so true! My Big Guy says that sometimes--he gets so frustrated when we don't expect enough of him and so frustrated when we expect too much. It's a hard line to toe.