While we don’t have a lot of words for today, we’re trying to play catch up with a lot of things that need our attention, we thought we’d distract you with a moment of calm before that second before the bell rings to let the students go for Spring Break. Maybe some of them have already come and gone, but we have this right now in front of us. We’re waiting for our very own Spring Break.
And now we shall present: ‘Twas the Flurry After Spring Break
All through the campus, not a creature was stirring.
(Okay maybe a roach.)
The activities for Friday were all spent.
The students running away with glee in their voices. For the idea of ‘no school’ was at the top of their needs
While visions of free bathroom breaks danced in the heads of the educators for the long week ahead.
The science wing classroom reptilian buddies were all fed and snuggled in for a week of not being tapped at,
The computers were all set to ‘off’ in the lab
The brushes were set to drying in the art wing
The silence of music was rather poetic.
History books gained another few pages of information,
While the IEPs were tucked in the files,
The data both anecdotal and quantitative, the behavior reports, and the last minute parent email were going to have to wait.
The mini fridge — the hum was stalled: the plug pulled, the food that could not wait was removed
A week would be long and silent in the classroom, but tomorrow it would be a frenzy of activity.
We need the break. The room needs the break.
As the door closed with a click, we heard the promise, “Happy Spring Break. See you in nine days.”
Speaking of Spring Break, ParaEducate will be off for two weeks.
During the two weeks, we’re preparing for something we hope will be very useful to you all. Just to be fair, we’re not the only voice behind this project. Can’t wait to share it all with you.
Happy Down Syndrome Day!
ParaEducate will be off for Spring Break March 28th and April 4, 2019. Do you have any comments about this week’s blog? Do you have a question for us? Would you like to be a guest blogger? Would you like to have an opportunity to pilot some materials at your campus? Find ParaEducate online here, here, here, here,and on our website. Paraeducate is a company interested in providing materials, information, and strategies for people working in special education inclusion settings for grades K-12. ParaEducate, the blog, is published weekly during the academic school year on Thursdays, unless a holiday. ParaEducate shares their findings at conferences, through their books, and their academic adaptations.