Remember a few blog posts back when I said that I wanted you to do good in school and befriend a special needs classmate or student at your schools? Well, if you are able with Mom and or Dad to join me tonight at 8:00 p.m. you’ll hear me interview a very special couple who I know personally. They are Semaj and Shatara Coleman, my son and daughter-in-law as they discuss raising an autistic child. So, I sure hope that you can all join me tonight on the show. Feel free to call in and comment, too.
Whatever you do, please befriend a special needs classmate or student at your school. They are the best friends you can have and they will love being your friend, too.
Reading does indeed open up the world to you. So don’t stop reading now. If you go to the library to read, take time and read in your bedroom, or in the living room in the big chair, keep on reading. Don’t stop reading now, keep it up. Look at some of my friends reading and participating in school. They know the importance of reading.
I am always talking to you about how wonderful it is to read, because reading opens up the world to you. I became a business woman for many years, then I was a special needs teacher for a lot of years. Well, between me and you, special need is my passion. I want as many as I can reach to know that special needs means inclusion, not exclusion.
I want to share with you that tonight, Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. EST I will have my debut internet radio show on PJC Media Broadcasting. I will have as my guest host, Tammy Morris of Autism Alliance of Michigan. Join me and be live with us as we discuss this very important and often overlooked topic of Autism.
Please don’t ever stop reading and learning and discovering. You will be so glad that you continued getting good grades in school and you’ll realize that without it you may not have seen your dreams come true. I look forward to being happy with you, too, about your dreams coming true. I hope you join me tonight.
It’s been a couple of years since we’ve been having fun on this blog, talking about everything from reading opens up the world, to special needs kids and good study habits. It is my passion always to make everyone realize that kids are kids no matter what. I think I told you that I am a retired special education teacher. And I want you to know that I am now going to have an internet radio program beginning in November. I hope you guys and your parents get a chance to listen in from time to time. I mean you can even call in and ask questions of my guests and me and you all can also make comments. I want to hear from all of you, I really do.
“Say hello 2 the next radio host on WPJC 104.5 streaming live on the internet in November.”
Guess what else? My new book is coming out in November, 2016 it’s about Junior Rabbit and it’s entitled Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas. You can get it in November on Amazon.com.
Well, it’s been a few weeks since school has started and I am sure that there has been some homework and projects given to you already. I just have a question. Has it been hard to get back into the study mode since the summer is over? I can understand that. Here’s a couple of tips to get you back into the good habits you had in school that got you those high test scores and good grades at card markings:
When you get home from school, if you have any homework or reading do it immediately, because you’ve been in school and study mode already for the day. Keep it up and soon, you’ll be finished with your work and can relax and do other things.
Keep a list of your school work on a white board or a cork board in your room or even on the refrigerator at home. That way you won’t forget important work that has to be turned in.
Make going to the library part of your week or weekend. It keeps your mind working well and you will be at the right place to get the answers you need.
You’re not too young for this next tip: Keep a list of all of your daily activities and check them off as you complete them. (get ready for school the night before, make your lunch and put in the fridge, get your instrument and backpack ready and put them where you won’t forget them in the morning; get your gym clothing and shoes cleaned and ready for physical ed.) All of these things will get you back into the right mode of studying and organization. And you can’t help but be a winner! Talk to you later.
How’s the first week of school going? Getting used to carrying backpacks again and sitting in class learning? I sure hope so.
Now remember, school is the place that prepares you for the great accomplishments you will do in your life. Accomplishments like being the first astronaut to reach the planet Mars; coming up with the cure for all kinds of diseases, becoming leaders in the world, inventing things to make life better for so many other people. So, take school seriously while still having fun. Pick up your books and tablets and read and do your assignments and you’ll find out that when you get to college, your study habits will be so good.
Just think, your education will further open up a world of possibilities for you. So, keep swinging at those lessons, papers, homework assignments and tests. The world is at your fingertips.
Well, it’s been a real fun Summer for me and I know it’s been a real fun Summer for you, too. Now the fall season is coming and with it comes back to school. Are you excited to get back to school? I sure hope so. You’ll see some of your friends that you’ve missed over the Summer and you’ll meet new friends. That’s great.
I have one thing that I want each of you to do this school semester. I want you to do it on purpose, too. Make friends with a special needs student at your school. Just like you laugh and talk with your other friends, laugh and talk with someone who is special needs.Sit at lunch with that student, too. Be a good friend to that student. Call them on the phone, go to their birthday parties, visit them, and let them visit you just like everyone else. You’ll have gained a new friend and possibly a friend for life. So, now that you have your assignment from me, get in school and excel. I know you can! Talk to you later.