All in Their Places

   “We’re all in our places With bright, shining faces.” And so a new school year begins. If you want to know where I have been and what has happened to my travelogue, my writing, and my enthusiasm for television and movies, look no farther than the elementary school where I now share responsibility for…

Books!

I have had quite an adventure since my last post, which is why it has been so long. That day was July 27.  On July 28, I went back to work. I have been a paraprofessional at an elementary school, meaning that I support the teachers and the students in whatever way is necessary. Up until now…

What I just learned about autism

My friend Cathy gave me a book for Christmas entitled Why I Jump by Naoki Higashida.  What an eyeopener!  How I wish I had read it back in August/September when I started working with some children who were more challenged than any I had ever supported in six years of parapro-ing. The author is a 13-year-old…

Duty called…

My county went back to school on August 7th, meaning I’ve alternated between being busy with students and being comatose on the sofa.  I think I am finally hitting my stride so I can begin blogging again and get back to following those of you whom I so admire. I have written before about my job…