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Normally, I would not be caught dead doing a gorilla stomp (outside my classroom), but stick me in water and play “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and I guess I’ll do the stomp, not to mention the mini-jack.

It was a balmy 98 degrees as I left water aerobics at 8:30 pm to return home and lie down on my comfy new mattress. Aaah.

I did not go to school today (Bad girl!) because it was my last day to be lazy before work starts in earnest tomorrow. I did load the pictures of my new room so I could look at them.

It has a closet on the left, a storage cabinet on the right, and oodles of drawers in the middle. Also, it has a nice counter with a convenient outlet. Way in the back you can see a thermostat. And it’s all MINE! (he he he)

I think one of the reasons I enjoy working in a school is that in my room, I am sovereign.
Sure, we have rules we have to follow, but I am in charge to a much larger degree than I ever was when I worked in a cubicle. And summertime rocks.


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Aug. 7th, 2003 07:50 pm (UTC)
Being a speech pathologist, I only deal with a few kids at a time. That makes a big difference.
Aug. 8th, 2003 06:13 am (UTC)
That is a huge room! My office is tiny. But I know what you mean about being in charge in there. Especially after completing all your supervised hours!
Aug. 8th, 2003 05:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am disgustingly lucky for a speech therapist. I had a portable room last year that was not nearly as nice.
Aug. 8th, 2003 10:19 am (UTC)
It's such a nice room. Has a very nice atmosphere, even now.
Aug. 8th, 2003 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope to improve it with decorations.
Aug. 9th, 2003 04:34 am (UTC)
I'm curious: do visual additions stimulate or otherwise improve ease with speech issues?

I ask because I'd like to learn more about the interactions between these issues.

And, I notice that environments devoid of visuals are the custom in situations wherein a certain tension of speech is both displayed and confronted (law enforcement, psychiatry, etc.).

Aug. 8th, 2003 11:41 am (UTC)
Yay! Isn't it great having your own space at school? :) Once my room is decorated, I'll have to post pictures too.

Good luck to you this year!
Aug. 8th, 2003 06:00 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to take pics of the after, too. I'll be interested to see your room. I'll bet you have some fun stuff in there. I saw the fun pictures you had on your website of your formaer students!
Aug. 8th, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC)
Hi, I just saw you on my friends list.

Do you teach in Plano?

I went to Stonewall Jackson Elementary School in Dallas (I still live near there). I've wondered if they still have a large number of deaf students there. It was a great school.

Nice to meet you.
Aug. 8th, 2003 05:56 pm (UTC)
No, I just live in Plano. I work in a rural district int the DFW area that I don't name in my journal because of special ed privacy reasons. I saw your journal on gurdonark's list. I hope you don't mind I added you to mine! :)
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