Friday, September 18, 2009
I hope that everyone had a great day.
Today you all know about my past few days. This afternoon was a little better. He didnt do anything to irritate me. I never said being a parent was easy but sheesh there are just those days you want to curl up and do nothing.
I did 5.5 miles on the treadmill total and 6 miles total outside. Made Tiny walk with me when he got off the bus since there wasnt time for homework before Sam came home and we were leaving to go get groceries. He walked 2 of the 4 miles between 3 and 4pm with me.
I got 40076 steps for today. I still need about 39k for the rest of the month to get the million. Thats alright I figure I will get close if I dont meet it.
Ok Im going to take a long soak in the tub now and not think about anything.
Calories in 1500, Calories burned 1284
Here are a few links that I thought some that were teachers or with kids might like.
I can't "fix" a child with a learning disability and make it so that child is not "left behind." However, with reasonable resources, home support, and, more than anything, a reasonable student-to-teacher ratio, I can teach that child the basic skills he/she needs to become a productive member of society. Often, children with disabilities have artistic, mechanical or other gifts that, if developed along with basic literacy skills, will enable them to become self-sufficient, successful adults.
We think children need all of the gadgets, bells and whistles. Actually, "old school" is best! Sometimes plain old vanilla is just fine! Parents need ot take responsibility for their chlidrens' actions and stop blaming teachers!