The 2019-20 school year is days away and it's time to get excited about school!
Get excited about school? Without a doubt! This is my 18th year as teaching special education and like the students I used to say "the summer went too fast" but in time that phrase has become one of my biggest pet peeves. As wonderful as the summer months are the fall is equally beautiful!
Responsibility is an item that students have a serious love-hate relationship with. The idea of homework is something that students initially avoid but once the work is started the young mind finds it's grove and can accomplish anything. A science experiment. A math test. That new item built in tech ed, the history project, and the amazing robotics projects in the class of Mr Teut! These are initially avoided responsibilities but the final results will always bring a giant smile to young faces.
And I don't know about you but the proud look on a student's face after work completion is one of the best sites to see anywhere!
It's that time once again. Friends reunite, daily responsibility is resumed, and students spend each day growing with every new experience. It's a change from the casual summer months but growth among friends is something our students secretly enjoy.
So where are the special education students of Mr James learning? Our Resource Room is now located on the south end of the building right next to the boy's bathroom. We will have half the space (at least for now, thanks for voting to build these students the space they deserve!) but we will accomplish twice as much as anyone.
So once again, welcome back to school at Lester Prairie! We know on the outside you miss summer, but on the inside there is excitement in the souls of our students who can't wait to jump into school responsibilites.
|Contact: Ryan James|