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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Working with Clay

Speech therapy at school is usually done one-on-one.  However, there are times when we have 2 students together.  The other day, because of time restraints, I went to get 4th graders, Z and Clay.  We've never had them in therapy together, however they're both working on the same goals and they're both considered "underdogs". When I went to get Z, I told him that today we'll be working with Clay.  He was thrilled!  "I love Clay!" he said!  
He followed me to the other 4th grade room where  I summoned Clay to join us.  The three of us walked down the hall to the speech room.  Z was jumping and laughing with excitement.  It made my heart soar with happiness to see that he and Clay were such good friends.  
When we got to the room, I motioned for Z to sit in one chair and Clay to sit in the other. All of a sudden, Z pulled up short, looked at Clay and said, "He's Clay?"  "I thought we were working with real clay, not a human Clay!"  Needless to say, my soaring heart took a nose dive.  
Soon, we'll be leaving this!

(the view on my way to work)

And coming here where it's over 70 degrees!  


It will be a nice break!

27 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Can I come with you?

Julie Harward said...

That is a cute story! And I need that warmth too, can I come?! ;D

Victoria said...

Laughing out loud...so funny!! I love this story! Enjoy your trip to where the sunshine is!!

Hugs,
Victoria

Valerie said...

Cute story! I guess now you know that Z prefers real Clay!

Is that AZ??? Looks kinda familiar. :) Actually reminds me of the steps at the Mesa Temple...
Hmm...I hope you'll fill me in on the details! And I hope you have a great time!

Kelly said...

Human Clay could be nice too. Have a wonderful sunny time Connie!

Joanie said...

That was too funny. I was wondering what you were going to make with the clay.
Hope you have a restful and sun filled weekend.

Yvonne said...

Love it--poor Clay (the human clay ; )

Enjoy the sunshine and especially the warm weather.

Tracy said...

I thought you were working with real clay too!! ;-) Too bad for the human Clay!!

Lucky you, 70* weather!! ENJOY!!

gigi said...

That just cracked me up!! Oh well, so much for childrens honesty :))

Hey I had to look close, thinking those were our southern palm trees?? No, there is a Mt. in the back ground :( Oh well, find the sun and enjoy, you deserve it!

Ann Marie said...

Poor clay. :(

I am SUPER jealous you get some warm and sun! HAVE FUN!!!!!

Barbaloot said...

Poor human Clay. I hope they still had fun together:)

I'm jealous of the warm place you'll be soon!

Lesa @ music notes said...

Enjoy the sunshine!

karen said...

Are you going to Palm Desert? (That's what the picture looks like) If so, it's one of my favorite places! Enjoy your weekend *wink*

Nana said...

Poor Clay! I hear ya. I am heading to Vegas to see my daughter. Then San Fran. to see my other daughter. I can't wait to get out of here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Natalie said...

So funny. I thought you meant real clay too. We have actually used real clay in therapy.

Where are you going? Looks so beautiful. It will be a great break.

Hugs

Grams said...

I love that kids are so literal. Honestly, I probably would have thought the same thing. I don't know where you're going, but it looks wonderful. I would wish to go with you, but it's supposed to warm up hear by next week. Safe travels.

Jenny said...

LOL...Clay!!! Love the sweet innocence of children.

Have fun and enjoy some of the warmth for me, will ya?

Connie said...

Valerie,
You win the prize. Yes, we're heading to Phoenix to see Hubby's parents. Supposed to be 73 degrees while we're there! Woo Hoo!

Mimi Sue said...

Hahaha. Kids are so funny. I need some sunshine and warm temps too. Lucky you. Mimi

M-Cat said...

I hope real Clay didn't have his feelings hurt!

Enjoy the warm vacay!

Camille said...

I'm jealous! Of the visit to AZ. Not the human clay.

Teachinfourth said...

Okay, now that made me laugh...see how those dratted multi-meaning words can really confuse us all?

Curses.

wendy said...

that was pretty funny. How we sometimes think we are getting ONE thing and end up NOT.
Clay---I hope he told Z, you ain't that special yourself. (tee,hee)

I am so thrilled for you that you get to go to Arizona. My son, the one who died, used to live there and it was a great place to visit.
I am sooooo tired of this cold and winter, and gray skies, that I would settle for a sunburn!!!!!!

Cherie said...

I love that story - Kids really are funny!
I am happy for you that you get a break from the cold. I don't know where the bottom picture is but I hope you have a wonderful time!

Christy Burnett said...

Have fun you crazy girl you!!!

Garden of Egan said...

That was cute!


I hope by now you are getting sunburned! Or at least loving the weather and being WARM!!!

Rebecca said...

Lol. That is so, so funny!