Sunday, July 19, 2009

Only 1 Bus!

Sometimes the smallest things can upset the students I work with, on this particular day it happened to be that there was only 1 bus, when we generally have 2. This was very upsetting for my friend S.H. He was throwing the ultimate of fits. We had called his mother after several attempts to calm him down, but alas we had no hope. We feared today would be a loss for him. Mom had said that S.H.'s father would be picking him up. The site leader and myself then discussed who would stay behind with him and we decided to send the bus on it's way. The bus driver started up the bus, just then S.H. screamed, jumped up and ran as fast as he could onto the bus. All was fine for the remainder of the day. If only we'd known all it would take was starting the bus....

"OOL" There is no 'P' in our pool, Let's keep it that way.

I've been volunteering with a community called Wellspring this summer teaching them aquaerobics. Wellspring is an organization that hopes to establish a residential facility for adults with disabilities. This facility would also provide a place of employment for the residents that it hosts. Anyway there are about 16 participants and I get to spend an hour of my afternoon working with them. My team teacher Stef is the teacher for this program for the summer and overheard one student saying to another. "Do you ever pee in the pool?" The other student replied "Yeah, I just did." No matter the age, I guess we have to review the rule that we are not supposed to pee in the pool.