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Subject: I love my Job!!
Date Posted: 12/1/2007 1:06 AM ET
Member Since: 5/6/2007
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Well, Im happy to say that my annual Thanksgiving Feast went off with out a hitch and, miracle of miracles, we did not run out of food, although it was a near thing! We had close to 42 people there. Not bad when you consider that most of our kids are foster or have working single parents. I only have 4 students, but altogether (with the other ED classes), we had 14 children. Everyone of my parents came or sent another family member. It was fantastic!

The added benefit was that I was able to talk to parents who normally do not return phone calls. The best part, tho, is that now I only have 1 parent teacher conference to schedule!! I just chatted with parents and told them how their student was doing (all the good stuff because I inform them daily about their progress) and now when I called to schedule conference, I just tell them that mainly I will just be handing them the report card because Ive said everything and if they have question they can ask anytime. Most ask a few and then just say they dont want another conference and to send the report card home. Yippee! Now I can use the time to get ready for Christmas.

Every year my feast gets better and really helps my relationship with my student's family. They become much more supportive after Ive filled their bellies, lol.

Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving!

Date Posted: 12/1/2007 7:53 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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Lorene!  I'm so happy to hear that your feast went well.  I was thinking about you the other day and wondering if you were able to pull it off again this year.  Congratulations on a successful event. :-)


BTW, weren't we going to have a meeting place for SpEd teachers to come and chat with one another in this forum?  Still interested?

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 7:41 AM ET
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Why thank you so much! Its a lot of work, but the benefits are worth it. We were going to have a meeting place. Yes, Im still interested. I know it will be necessary for my sanity during the long haul between Winter Break and Spring Break!! LOL. Count me in.



Date Posted: 12/2/2007 5:10 PM ET
Member Since: 9/1/2005
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Lorene, Yeah that everything went so well!!

Lorene & Sandy, I am an IA for special education and the mom of a special needs child. I know how hard you work and want to thank you on behalf of all the parents and children!!


Date Posted: 12/4/2007 11:50 PM ET
Member Since: 5/6/2007
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Thanks Shai!