As my mom pulled into the parking lot, I was willing myself to keep all the medicine I took that morning down. Those pills were much too precious to let the nausea win, despite how hard it was trying. The internal battle wass still raging war inside me. I had no clue how I would… Continue reading October 28th, 2015: My Last Day of Work
My first alarm goes off. I’m immediately wide awake. My heart is racing. I can’t breathe. My hands are shaking. No, my whole body is vibrating. Did I sleep at all? There is absolutely no need for the other 4 alarms I set in fear I wouldn’t hear the first one. Fortunately I wasn’t sleeping… Continue reading October 28th, 2015: Just Getting to Work
Despite how hard I tried to convince myself it was all going to just go away, I woke up on Monday October, 26th feeling as miserable as I had the day before. I didn’t want to get out of bed. Still, I hated the silence. It was so loud. I lay there, my heart racing,… Continue reading October 26th & 27th, 2015: Urgent Care
Saturday, October 24th started out pretty fantastic. I was feeling fine, great in fact. I even put on a legitimate one man show of Newsies for my nephew, Ethan, while he ate a snack. It’s not pretty and actually super embarrassing, but I’m going to post it, just because A) I think it’s hilarious, B) It… Continue reading October 24th & 25th, 2015: Hearing Loss & Vertigo
Because of all of my health issues, I have been unable to teach since the end of October. I have 120 students. I call them my babies, not because they are actual babies (they’re in 6th grade), but they are the youngest of the school of 6-8th. When they first arrive they are so twitchy and… Continue reading Missing You like Crazy, Straws
And that’s actually not that surprising…but there are definitely certain situations when the expectation is to sit up straight and listen quietly. So the best thing to do is to give your kids some tricks to help them remember the expectations, options to release that release energy, or help keep them awake, but are acceptable… Continue reading This. Kid. Can’t. Sit. STILL. or. be. QUIET.
“…he can’t stop shouting out.” “…she doesn’t sit still.” “…he’s always distracted or distracting others.” “…she’s always talking.” “…socializing is more important than learning.” “…he just wanders around the room.” “…she’s always turned around in her seat.” “…he’s spends a lot of time off-task.” “…every time I look, she’s out of her seat.” Sound familiar???… Continue reading “Your child’s grades are good, but BEHAVIORALLY…”