Take me out to the ball game...I'd really love some peanuts
PS- While on car duty yesterday afternoon, I was trying to corral all the kids into one area. I was the only teacher out there at the time and had quite a number of kids. Logically, I wanted them all in one space so they'd be easier to monitor. To get them to go down the hill, I started saying
down, down, everybody down
and motioning with my hands. One precious sixth grader with a host of issues and Asperger's immediately crouched into the fetal position and hit the ground. It was so funny in the midst of everything, but also so remarkably sad because that's what he feels he has to do to stay safe. I apologized to the poor kid at least half a dozen times, but it really did make me laugh to see him so obedient and quick to respond.