Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Textures and patterns......












while the weather was yucky on Sunday...
I walked around the casa...
and looked for patterns and textures...
these are a few I found...
went to a little fundraiser last night...
On the Border donated 10% of  the total of our bills
to a local school for their Broadcasting classes...
who can pass up Mexican food...and helping kids...
It was a nice Monday break....
One of the teachers there is a drama/theater teacher....
she has a class with all special ed students...
this is one of her favorite classes...
she sees such developement in them...
she told us that some are downs syndrome....
mental retardation...autistic..handicapped
they are so eager to learn...
some didn't speak when they first came in...
now they won't stop...
she uses acting to help them with real life experiences..
they pretend they are boarding a bus...
they have to have a pass....know where they are going...
and know when to get off the bus when there stop is called...
they play restaurant...with table clothes...napkins...
they have to speak up if there order is wrong...
most have only been to fast food places......
so learning to order from a waiter or waitress...
making choices from a menu...manners etc...
is a great experience...one little boy even pulled
out the chair for his female classmate....
something she said her other students would have
never thought to do...is was so nice listening
to her stories and seeing the pride in her eyes...
I'm sure their parents have noticed a big change in them...
so of course I knew I had to share the story with you...
my sweet blogging pals...

9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

What a wonderful teacher she must be! I hope they raised a lot of money for that program. :)

Debbie said...

Warms my heart to hear great stories from this teacher via you. I, too, love textures and patterns. I think your brain must work in overtime! :) Have a great day!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That is such a sweet story--I am glad there are still teachers like that around!

Avril said...

Lovely story - very rewarding for the teacher to witness positive progress

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

A wonderful true story! Heart warming. And what a blessing, this teacher is. She has a gift for this, and is happy to share it and use it.

If you see her again, please tell her that this Blogging Buddy of yours, was awed by your story, of her work.

Hugs & ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

And you my Dear, have a marvelous "eye" for photography! You use this textures-idea often. And it's great.

But first, you have to SEEEEEEEEEEE the possibilities. That's where the photographer's "eye" comes in.

I'm sure we all are surrounded by textures. Of course we are. But ... we .... don't ... notice ... them! You do!

Hugs & ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Deb said...

Aunt Amelia- you are such a sweet heart...thank you for all your nice comments...

Debbie- sometimes I think my brain doesnt work at all...LOL

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is a special teacher. Sounds like it was a good fundraiser to go to. Love all the textures too!

nancygrayce said...

Love all the textures....I love tulle, the mop not so much!

That is indeed a special teacher!