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!