Congratulations! You guys did AWESOME while teaching on Wednesday! I was so unbelievably proud of you! Mrs. Rodgers cannot stop thanking me for having you teach. Seriously- she said "thank you" about five times that day at school AND she texted me when we got home that night and now she has a special "thank you" treat for each of you! How sweet!
I was so impressed with how well you all did. It was special for me to hear you regurgitate what you have learned throughout the semester. They always say you don't know how well you have learned something until you are able to teach it. I would say you all have learned well. You taught like pros! Bravo for getting your first experience at teaching an actual class and KILLING it!
This week Tuesday we will be completing the Temple Grandin movie. In order to do this (as we have 64 minutes left in the movie!) I will need to take your lunch time. Please plan on coming to lab 15 (bummer, I know!) at the beginning on B lunch to get the movie started asap! I will be providing pizza! (Mike and Ali, I already cleared this with Mrs. Gembis, you just need to leave your band ice cream party by the correct time!)
Part of Temple Grandin movie that I feel as though you will not get to experience is seeing the actual Temple Grandin and seeing how amazing of an advocate she is for all people with autism! Therefore, please click on this link watch the video of Temple being interviewed and read the short article about her. Check in the homework section to see what you need to do after watching the video and reading the article (it's super easy!)
On Wednesday we will be leaving for OAC right after 1st hour! You will be back in time for lunch but will miss part of your 4th hour. Please remember to check in with your 2nd, 3rd and 4th hour teachers on Tuesday for what you are missing on Wednesday and get your permission slips in to me!
Also, part of your homework for this week is to come up with 3 questions that you could ask Mr. Ben, our tour guide, or Ms. Stacey, my friend whose classroom we will be in. I want this to be a great learning experience for you and asking questions (as you know from this past week!) is a huge part of the learning process!
Next, it looks as though we will have our LINKS picnic next week Friday during 4th, 5th and 6th hour! I'm so sorry for taking you out of school so much, but I hope we can have a great time together! Be on the lookout for your permission slip for this date as well!
On a class-work note, please be working on your final project! That is all due on June 4. Don't forget to turn your "draft" title on your Google Doc's to "final". Also, turn your bookmarks and posters in to me personally by the 4th.
Finally, let's congratulation Kailey on being this final month's Star LINK of the Month!
I have been playing basketball since I was 2 years old. I started because my older sisters played too! I enjoy this sport and plan to continue to play. I’m big on family, well being around my sisters! I love to be around little kids! I could spend every second around them. I have several ways to interact with kids because of family and I love every single one of them to death. To me they are like my little brothers and I would do anything for them.
The hardest part about my experience with LINKS would have to be when you can’t understand what your peer wants or what they are saying. I think this has been the most challenging for me because I want to obviously help my peer I’m working with and if I don’t know what they want it’s frustrating because I can’t help them!
My favorite part about LINKS so far would have to be just interacting and seeing my peer every day. They really know how to make you smile! This is my favorite part about LINKS because you get to hangout with them for a hour and just talk, it also gives you a different perspective on life.
Finally, LINKS, enjoy these last few days with your peers! I know how much you will miss them over the summer. I also know that even though they cannot always express it to you, they will miss you a lot too!
Have a great long weekend!