I was a substitute teacher at Vivian's high school last week, and during my off-period I stopped by Vivian's classroom to observe. I was so impressed with how engaged the students were and with how much Vivian's teachers were able to get her to do!
Here Vivian is reading with her teacher Ms. B. Vivian has learned quite a few sight words and is able to read them in these books
Vivian practices her writing by tracing letters with Mrs. Kemp
Vivian does a "work job" with Mr. Ripley (this one involved matching opposites)
If Vivian stays on task without melting down, she earns check marks. After three check marks, Vivian can do an activity that she chose earlier
Today's reward was listening to Arthur's Halloween
Vivian later in the cafeteria. I was amazed at how well Vivian did amongst all the noise and activity there!
Vivian at a pep rally. Vivian calls it the "pepperoni"
Yesterday Mrs. Kemp sent me this video of Vivian in her Partners PE class. I asked Vivian last night what she used to hit the ball in PE, and she told me a "hockey puck stick." Then she added, "Just like Will."
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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