Best Thing Heard Today, Vol 12
- •I work in SpEd at a middle school. We've had NINE snow days this year and are making up for some of them in creative ways, including a change in the bell schedule, so classes are starting and ending differently. 3 days a week each class is 4 minutes longer than normal. This wreaks havoc for SpEd kids, and today was the first day of this schedule.
- •I told a 12 year old boy with autism that it was time to go to math class and he was growling at me (literally growling) and complaint about the schedule.
- •12 year old boy with autism: "There's going to be an uprising. Kids are not going to tolerate this. They're hungry and can't wait forever for lunch. I'm telling you, there's going to be an uprising!"
- •I showed him the new schedule and explained that he'll actually get lunch 15 minutes EARLIER with the new schedule and they lunch will still be just as long as before.
- •He studied the schedule, asked again if lunch would be earlier or later. Once he accepted that lunch wasn't going to be later he calmed down.
- •You're welcome. I averted an uprising today. Close call.
- •PS. I love my job! This kid is one my favorite kids I've ever gotten to work with. He's just awesome.