Sunday, 4 May 2014

Currently May

I'm linking up with Farley for some currently fun!


Listening - It dropped suddenly to single digits! It went from nice summer weather to freezing winter overnight!!! The wind is howling right now - it is seriously strong wind!

Loving - We had some friends over for dinner last night and they brought chocolate for dessert. Better still, they left it behind for us :) ... well let's face it...me!

Thinking - A child in my class was recently diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder as well as Autism. I have been spending many nights researching all I can about the two, particularly SPD as I am new to it. I saw some great ideas for calm down corner's on Pinterest so I am busy in creative mode trying to figure out how I can make it work for him, and the class.

Wanting - Let's face it, Term 2 reports are fast approaching, Mother's Day concert rehearsal's take up a lot of time, I now officially have 2 diagnosed with Autism, 1 with SPD, 1 possibly with ADHD and several really low academic students. So, you can imagine the workload is piling up! I need someone to do it all for me....or design a robot to do it. I don't mind..either will do!

Needing - As I mentioned earlier, the weather has drastically changed into winter weather and we are technically still in Autumn. But, then again, this is Queensland and we only get Summer and occasionally we may get a Winter. I need to find all my warm woolies quick smart!

Surprise! Big shout out to Lauren from Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep. As a fellow Aussie, I love having inspiration that I don't need to alter to suit our schools. Check out her blog!

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Till next time,

Stay joyful!



4 comments:

  1. How lovely to find another Aussie teacher blog!

    I hear you on the workload and having students with additional needs. Makes for a very stressful time, especially around reports! Best of luck, and if I find out where they make robots to do all that work, I'll send one your way (and grab one myself!).

    Stef
    Miss Galvin Learns

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  2. It is much harder to go from warm to cold. The changing back and forth is the worst. I wish there was a robot to help us all out. Let me know if you ever find one! :)

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  3. Thanks so much for the lovely shout out! :)

    Not sure if you've tried these ideas already, but some easy strategies to help kidlets for SPD are a heavy blanket and some headphones. All you need is a chair/floor space they can sit - the heavy blanket helps them to feel more secure (pressure on their legs/arms) and the headphones obviously block out noise. Depending on how they cope in the classroom they could even use them while working at their desk/around the room. Try some dark sunnies as well! :)

    Lauren
    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

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  4. Hey Lauren,

    You are very welcome :)
    I have sourced a weighted sock snake thingy to drape over his legs when his sitting. Thanks for the headphones/sunnies ideas!
    I'm willing to give anything a try to help minimise his distress at the moment!

    Rainbow Lily

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