Landon Does It Again

OK-- I have not been posting regularly-- but I found an excellent reason to get out of my slump. This year in Landon's IEP at school we decided to have him do more creative writing and expressing himself in paragraph form. I had not idea.....   I also laughed because some things were plain wrong. I just realized that Landon doesn't know his birth date. Hey-- I always wish him Happy Birthday and we usually

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Happy Birthday Landon!

ME: (speaking) What do you want for your Birthday Dinner? LANDON: (Writing) Room service. ME: Well, no really what do you really want? Do you want something like scones? Or to eat out somewhere special? LANDON: A normal dinner at home. ME: Ok-- but what do you want to eat? What sounds good. LANDON: Apples. Gala. ME: Alrighty then. Happy Birthday to the boy with particular tastes, simple pleasures and carried his new panda all

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Rewards of the JOB

This was my great summer achievement: 2 weeks ago I went to a VIPKID training thing in SLC and won an award. I didn't even know they had awards-- but was super excited to win one for my mad puppet making skills. The Orange Apples are what every VIPKID teacher dreams about. I have also been busy running recruiting sessions and taught a great room of people this week! It's an easy job to love

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No Fear

So, summer is busy and I have totally been neglectful, but I have to get this up because it was one of Landon's summer highlights. Our friends took him climbing and Lando is a natural. He has not ear and if often found t the top o the monkey bars in school-- freaking out all of the aides has he balances himself at the very top-- no hands holding on. I suspected he would be

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No Excuses Are Good Enough.

Yep-- I work too much. And play too much. And don't sleep or write enough. The summer thus far? The kids got out of school. I didn't accomplish enough before it happened. I still need to write the thank yous for the aides, but I did manage to actually get to the uniform swap this year so I actually saved some money. I am now working 3 hours a day at VIPKID which I love-- but

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Early Mother’s Day

 I had a panic attack last Friday when I thought Sunday was Mother's Day. Hazel brought me home so many sweet gifts for Mother's Day and Landon brought me this beautiful globe of succulent plants. Because I got so many gifts I thought it was Mother's Day already!!! I panicked because I am always late sending off my stuff. I try every time-- but I always get things off late-- even if I plan them

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