Friday, September 08, 2006

Prepare for our guest

Next week we will have a special guest in our class. Read this post about Charlie's school experience. Imagine your first days of school in a new place with a new teacher. Can you explain how you felt and reflect on how Charlie's feelings relate to you?

http://autismland.com

11 comments:

hali7 said...

I felt like I would never have any friends like the ones that I had at my old school. I was scared because I didnt know what to think or what the kids at my new school were going to think of me. With a new teacher I feel like that I can not trust them yet because i do not know who they really are. Charlie's feelings are just like mine would be, dreading to go to the new school for the first day. I would never like to switch schools and have to go through a first day ever again.

Jo McLeay said...

Hi Mrs C's Senior class.
Found your blog via the Oklahoma link which I found via Clarence Fisher's class blog. It;s great how there are all these connections. Our students in year 8, 9 and 10 are blogging at http://mccb.edublogs.org and http://mccyeareight.learnerblogs.org. Come on over and have a look. Leave some comments on the students' blogs if you like

AndersonS6 said...

The comments are boring this year. I was hoping there would be some fun ones, but apparantly 07 just isn't nearly as interesting as we were. (It's Sunday night, I'm bored and I have to make it to class; don't judge me)

Ianr3 said...

I was a little confused by this article, but I tried to understand it and relate to it. It would be hard for me to jump into something expecting that I have one teacher and then get another. Even at the age he seems like and that as an autistic boy of the 4th grade I would have also been freaking out like that. Anxiety gets most of us, its just that he expressed/handle it in a different way than me, and I would express/handle it different than my friend. I think it is good though that it was too big of a deal, and that is how I would have probably turned. I would have realized at least I already knew the teacher somehow.

AndersonS6 said...

Just to be on topic somewhat, I went to Mountain Brook my whole life and I don't really remember kindergarden. I didn't feel well the "first day" of college, so it wasn't fun.

Libeb37 said...

Hey Mrs. C!! I'm so glad to hear the great news. My mom said you thought either Jordan or I told Max, well it was Jordan! But anyway, I miss you so much!! I will visit soon and bring everyone!

EleanorM1 said...

Like Ian, I was confused by this post about Charlie. I didn't like it. I think that if you are in a new place with a new teacher, you should be excited about this new experience and chance to start over. Many of us will have to do this in 8 months when we go to college and I am excited about it. I think sittuations are only as bad as you make them. And though Charlie is young, his mother could have made the sittuation lighter by not being so dramatic about it all.

jessanneh3 said...

In comment to Anderson- So your a big college boy now and all you have better to do now is look at highschool seniors blogs. Wow! college must be treatin you right buddy!!!! haha I love you anderson!
-Anyways, that blog page was extremely confusing. I just had to guess which one was the first day of school for Charlie. But, on my first days of school no matter what grade I have always been nervous and had plenty of "ants in my pants." It would be hard to have to swithc from one teacher that you are used too, to another teacher. For an autistic child, change must be hard to cope with. I remember reading in Curious Incident, that Christopher does not like change. The first days of somethings whether its school or not can be extremely overwhelming. I feel that Charlie will grow to be more and more comfortable with school as he does everyday and gets into a routine of going. It must be hard, Charlie will be on my mind now when I go to school in the mornings.

carolw7 said...

I can't remember my first day of kindergarten. It seems like another lifetime entirely. However, I do remember my first day of Junior High. I was excited but also completely terrified. The idea of having four times as many people in my grade seemed overwhelming. However, I quickly learned to enjoy it. We will all get to experience these feelings again next year, going to college. However, for most of us, including me, feelings of excitement greatly overwhelm any feelings of insecurity.

thomasd said...

When I moved to Mountain Brook my junior year, I thought I would never get along with any of these kids. I would always have people talk about my accent and about where I was from. After a while, I figured out that these people that where new to me, weren't making fun of me, they were just curious. Some of my teachers poked fun at me but I learned to put that behind me. Now I am glad I came to Mountain Brook and would never go back to Mississippi, even if my parents would let me

Baileym1 said...

I can definitely relate to Charlie. First days are scary because you never know what to expect, but very soon you adjust to the new room and techer and everything's fine. I am glad to hear that his new school is better, unlike his last. I hope Charlie finds that he likes his new teacher just as much as his teacher from summer school, it just takes some time to feel comfortable.