Friday, April 10, 2009

TOP 10 REASONS YOU SHOULD NEVER VOLUNTEER IN YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD'S CLASSROOM - Alternately titled: TOP 10 REASONS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS VOLUNTEER IN YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD'S CLASSROOM

10. You get to see how all the other kids are doing
9. You get to watch your kid in action
8. You get to see your kid WITH the other kids
7. You get to see how all the NTs (neuro-typicals) are developing
6. You get to spy on your aide
5. You get to get down on your knees and kiss the ground she walks on, because if it weren't for her, ain't no way your kid could make it. For. An. Hour.
4. You get to see how tall/short/skinny/fat/pubescent/non-pubescent your child is compared to all the other sixth graders
3. You get to see how the teacher copes with him/her
2. You get to see how far there is to go
1. You get to see just how far you've come

16 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

I absolutely loved when my parents visited the classroom.

courtneywrites said...

I love the title of this list.

Robin said...

I think you nailed this.

At my youngest son's last IEP, he came up average on almost everything. Some of the teachers that only knew him this year actually almost apologized for not being able rate him higher. Are you kidding, hearing average was like hearing beautiful music, it was like hearing angels singing... I almost cried.

It takes a parent to see the big picture.

Michelle O'Neil said...

I worship Riley's aides and teachers. Worship them.

xo to Rojo.

pixiemama said...

A perfect - yet impossible - checklist.

Jerri said...

Everything contains its opposite, yes?

jess said...

perfect .. BEST title EVER

11. and then you leave fighting back tears.

just me?

Kathryn said...

There is hardly a day that goes by I don't thank my son's teacher for all she does for my kid.

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

I'm so glad you did! Love this list - especially the one at the end. xoxo

Alicia (aka Dr. Mom) said...

Awesome!!! :)

Jess said...

I wish blogs had an option like Facebook where you just click on "I like this."

Wanda said...

Brilliant!

Amber said...

I think this could be true for parents of typical kids, too. It is always good to get some perspective, huh?

:)

Deb Shucka said...

I wish all parents would visit from time to time. It's an educational all by itself. And the kids really do love it when they do - of course I have third graders. :)

She said...

I'd love to have Rojo in my class, and I'd love for you to volunteer!

kario said...

#1 is my favorite.

BTW, besides spying, what were you doing in there, Miss Volunteer?