best day I've had in a long time

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by pigless, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. pigless

    pigless New Member

    I admit that I've learned tons working with the pre-K set. One of my toughest kids has been a little girl who refuses to talk. It isn't that she can'ttalk; I've heard her say a few things here and there.

    I think she's been afraid to speak since her parents are in a custody dispute.

    She's been communicating with me for months now completely nonverbally. I know she's smart, but I've been concerned about what will happen to her when she goes to kindergarten if she still won't speak.

    I've been working on evaluations for all the short people this week, and there are several questions that must be answered orally. I had the bright idea to take this little girl away from the rest of the class to ask her the questions.

    Once I had her alone, she hesitated looking like a kid attempting to blow a bubble with bubblegum, then she just burst forth with everything.

    When we got back to the classroom, she gave me a big hug, told me she loved me and told jokes to her classmates. She spoke to every teacher and had the biggest, brightest, most beautiful smile on her face that I've ever seen.
  2. Just keep swimming

    Just keep swimming New Member

    OK, one without the pigs, I am now wiping away my tears! What an awesome post! That little girl is so blessed to have you in her life. Just think of how far she can go now that she has "found her voice" as well as someone she can trust.

    Yeah you!!!

  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How wonderful-Pigless-you probably have helped this little girl in more ways than you know-Bravo to you! :flower:
  4. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Pigless, reading your post reminded me of a book by Torey Hayden where she writes about working with a student who is voluntarily mute. I forget which book it is but all of her books are wonderful....and they are all true stories!

    Good for you for having such a positive impact on your young student's life. :bravo:

  5. mum2JK&TH

    mum2JK&TH New Member

    What a lucky girl she is to have you in her life. Way to go :bravo:
  6. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Great post! Very moving.

    And it's good to see you, pigless.

    Love, Esther
  7. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Aw! You must feel so good! That brought tears to my eyes.
  8. Loris

    Loris New Member

    That's awesome!
  9. kris

    kris New Member

    <span style="color: #993399">OMG! OMG!! OMG!!!

    if it wasn't 6:24a.m. your phone would be ringing!!!

    tears on face. heart beating rapidly.

    best news i've heard in a good long time!!!!

    kris :princess: :princess: :princess: :princess: :princess: :princess: </span>
  10. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member


    That is just so wonderful! :bravo: