Thursday, November 06, 2008

Simon says...

My eldest son has had me laughing like crazy. He works as a teachers assistant in a school with 1st grade autistic children. He adores his kids and I really adore the cute stories he comes home with. Today, at reading time, one of the boys refused to read his book. My son decided a to use a different approach. He said, "Well.. what do you want to do instead? ' Jimmy' said "I want to play." So my son asked,
"what do you want to play"? Jimmy said "simon says". So my son said.. "Okay, let's play simon says! Simon says, put your hands on your head. Simon says put your hands on your shoulders. Simon says pick up your reading book. Simon says open the book. simon says Read the first paragraph.... "
This worked for everything the entire day! Jimmy was happy! The classroom teacher was happy!
I said.. what would you have done if he chose hide and seek? He said.. I would have said .. Yes, we can play that as soon as you read your book.
(I think my son is going to be a very special, special ed teacher! )

5 comments:

Skittles said...

What a creative thinker he is!!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

that is exactly what these kids need. someone that thinks out of the box.

Deirdre said...

I have such admiration for special ed teachers. Their patience is truly amazing.

Gill said...

I didn't know your son was a TA, my daughter is too, she's also mostly based in 1st grade, but she isn't in special ed. I love hearing all the stories she comes home with too. Your son sounds like a very creative thinker - we need more teachers like that!

mspennylane said...

Hehe that's funny. I bet the child loved it!