Monday, October 24, 2011

Anger Management

Today, I was talking to Derrek about his emotions and offering some suggestions for controlling them:

If I get too angry, I know how to calm myself down. Sometimes, I get so mad, I do the "Hulk Smash" on my bed, like I'm trying to crush it with my fore arms. The bed is soft, so I don't hurt myself, and I can't break the bed by smashing it. Plus, it wears me out. I'm too tired to be mad after that.

Then I took him outside and let him do the primal scream.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


We had to split up one of the classes today because a teacher was out, so the kids got sent to either Drama, Music, Art, PE or Computer. As the kids who got sent to Drama walked in the room, I heard:

CHRISTIAN: I wanted to go to PHYSICAL education.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dirty Restrooms

We have had some restroom messes at our school this year, so I decided to take a "before and after" picture of the boys’ restroom. I showed the kids the pictures from the beginning of the day, and at the end of the day and they, of course, were disgusted. I asked them:

MR. BOWERS: Who gets to clean up this mess every day?
CLASS: Mr. Roberto!
MR. BOWERS: A Grandfather!
MR. BOWERS: That's right! A GRANDFATHER! I asked Mr. Roberto, and he has two grandkids, so that makes him a grandfather. How many of you have a Grandfather? Would you want YOUR Grandfather to have to clean up this mess EVERY DAY?
MR. BOWERS: So, what do we need to do about these messy bathrooms?

I think that if I can get some sympathy for our school workers, maybe the kids will also help to keep it cleaner :)