What you see here is an actual, real, honest to goodness email exchange between Sonshine's 2nd grade teacher and myself about him. This makes me laugh so hard I can't breathe!
Sonshine got his (discipline)card changed today because he drew and colored with his pencil on his Library book. He is now on chapter books and it takes him longer to read them so he can't take a test every day. Our procedure is that they read a certain number of picture books and pass tests over them and then
move on to the chapter books. He has done great on the picture books and the chapter books are on his reading level, just longer. Of course, this is a change for him, and it is going to take a few days for him to adjust. The library did take his book away since he wrote on it. He will be able to go get a new book tomorrow.
from this morning
well I think I put the fear of God in him. or at least fear of losing all his Tooth Fairy money to pay for a replacement if he draws in another Library book :-)
TEACHER:Ok...Here is the funny part. This happened after I wrote you about the book. He did take the book down to the library and returned to the room. About 30 minutes later I had to go to the library and return something. I asked the librarian what Sonshine said to her and she said that she had never seen him. I called him down and asked him what he did with the book. He stopped, dead in his tracks, said "Oh, here it is." and went out the door. He had laid the book down on the rug in front of the Library door. There is a colorful "picture" of boys and girls on it and he had fixed it so the book blended in and you didn't notice it. Yes, I had just walked by it and not seen it. (Oh, he is definately a smart one, don't ever let anyone tell you different) :) We did talk to him at that time about the fact that he can't cover things up and be untruthful about things. I was proud that he didn't have a melt down and that he said that he was sorry and would never do anything like that again. I honestly (when he headed back to the room) was laughing so hard that I couldn't do anything else about it.
By the way, I love your Son and he is such a joy to work with. My oldest daughter has subbed in his "social skills" class while his teacher was out on maternity leave and he definately won a place in her heart. I am so thankful that God blessed me with teaching him this year.
I am so grateful to the teachers who have loved my boys through every school adventure! This has been a really hard year for Sonshine, yet he continues to keep us on our toes...and in stitches!! This is no novice teacher either! She's the team leader with MANY years of experience teaching 2nd grade!
Honestly! Set the book **just so** on the carpet so it blended in!!! What a goofball!!! People, I really DO mean it when I say this:
AUTISM IS FUN!!!!