Whew! It was a whirlwind of a day.
I walked into one of my kindergarten classes today and all of the kids looked up and said, "Oh, your bff moved! You don't have to come anymore." SO we didn't fool them with this inclusion model... time to rethink my role in the classroom and see how I can not stick out as the special kid's teacher. Oopps.
Later I took my kindergarten lunch club for the first time since my bff left. We had some adjusting and rebuilding to do without him. I realized how much we'd let him run our schedule. Without him we were all lost. Do we still start our lunch meeting with our If you Give a Mouse books, or are we now free to move on to other works of literature? Do we listen to Dr. Jean? It took a bit for us all to figure out what our new roles were. One of the boys asked me, "So why didn't you want your son to come to our school anymore?"
Hmmmm... was this assumption because we have similar skin and hair coloring or because I spent all of my time with him?