Today I was working with a boy that has done a complete 180 since the first half of the school year. Where there were clouds there is now a clear sky. Where there was distraction there is now focus. It seriously has been one of the biggest miracles I have witnessed in my life, when it comes to someone being changed.
One of the things he had earlier struggled with was answering a "why" question.
S, why did you put your paper in your cubby already?
I have my grandma.This was a conversation we might have had. Now he answers with the appropriate "because".
Today I showed S three crayons and then held 1 out to show him, keeping the remainder behind my back in my other hand.
S, if I started with 3, and now I am showing you 1, how many are behind my back? Then, S, now I am showing you 2. How many are behind my back?
He answered correctly each time, and his teacher got a little choked up.
Why did you say there was 1 behind my back?
Because I knew it in my brain.
Thatta boy. Thatta boy.