He’s got skills or is it the girl?

Yesterday while I was waiting to pick up Johnny  from school I hung out at the back of the classroom.  One of the Education Assistants wanted to share with me how amazing Johnny was today.  There was a Grade 1 student who visited the ASD classroom to see if it was the right fit for her…

What’s in a name?

  What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name; And for that name, which is no part of thee, Take all myself.  Rom.        I…

Celebrating Completing 100 Days of School

“When I Am A Hundred Years Old” I head into the school for another “Parent Teacher’s Night” to discuss Johnny and Princess’s recent report cards and their progress.  I am a few minutes early for the first teacher, so I stand outside the classroom and see if I can find any of Johnny’s Grade 2 work displayed…

Adamant About Math

I received an email from Johnny’s Special Education teacher yesterday who teaches him in the Autism ISP room. “Yesterday for Math,  Johnny was ADAMANT that he wanted to stay in Mrs. ********’s class for Math.  Her and I looked at each other and she said to Johnny that if he was quiet, listened and participated he…

Is Your Daughter Autistic Too?

  Is your daughter autistic too? Now that’s a question to wake you up pretty fast on a Wednesday morning when you drop your kids off at school. But if I’m truthful with myself I know that this is a question that I knew I was going to face at some point with Princess joining…

He’s a BAD boy

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? ? “He’s a BAD boy” the little girl in Johnny’s class says very loudly while we are all sitting around the lunch tables at the Pumpkin Patch farm. Silence. Who is she talking about? I look over at Johnny who is happily sitting at the lunch table…

Rock Star

“Hi Johnny!!!! Over here!!!! Hello Johnny! JOHNNY JOHNNY!!!” This morning began with me feeling anxious after getting a call that the school bus couldn’t pick the kids up this morning to leaving Johnny and Princess’s school with a smile on my face.  You see my little guy has a thing for the girls and they…

Laser Tag Birthday Invite

  I am emptying Johnny’s back pack and a white envelope that is like the kind you find invitations in falls to the floor. I immediately know it’s a birthday invite for Johnny. Later I show Johnny and I tell him I found it in his bag. He said his EA (education assistant)  put it…

Why I bought him a Cinderella doll

It started with Johnny checking out his sisters’s Disney Princess castle. It was pink like a lot of things for little girls but it has a “cause-and-effect” piece where you put the Princess Cinderella or Snow White into the slot and she talks or sings a song.  After hearing what happens Johnny did this over…

He’s a BAD boy

    “He’s a BAD boy” the little girl in Johnny’s class says very loudly while we are all sitting around the lunch tables at the Pumpkin Patch farm. Silence. Who is she talking about? I look over at Johnny who is happily sitting at the lunch table surrounded by his classmates. Of course she…