As I look around my 12.5 feet by 13.5 feet speech room I get excited to begin speech therapy with my elementary students. I used a lot of color and organized activities on my wall to remind me of what I have to get done during every speech session.
Meet the teacher night was yesterday for Killeen ISD. As always, the elementary school I work at had a full house. Many teachers reported all of their students showed up.
After finding out I was pregnant, I was overwhelmed with excitement. I was excited about the planning, researching and even the unpleasant side effects. I found out I was pregnant on the first day I missed my period.
“Reporting live from Killeen, Texas, I’m Safety Mary,” my husband jokingly mocks me using a Daffy Duck voice.
I spent a couple of hours alone with the newest addition to the Mejia family, my niece. She’s only 3 weeks old, but I can’t help but think about her future.
I found myself feeling bored yesterday afternoon as I sat on the couch with no TV to watch. I had already spent a lot of time going through my newsfeed and scrolling through Instagram pics.
I often remind my students that everything is not perfect, but I may be saying that to remind myself, as well. Everyone needs that reminder. The other day my mother, a general education high school counselor, was complaining about having to provide counseling services to students with mental health issues.
The school year is coming to an end, and I hope my students continue to read at least once a day and stay active. Some of them I worry about. I worry about my students who require one-on-one attention or special accommodations.
The end of the school year is near, and I all I can think about is making sure my students practice their speech goals over the summer. They made tremendous progress over this year and the summer vacation is known to regress a child’s progress.