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The little guy who I do a Tier 3 intervention with was absent for like five school days in a row right around our five day Thanksgiving holiday. He missed a lot of school! And crazy thing, I really missed him! I never thought when I first started working with him last year that I would feel like this, but it's the holiday season and I miss him a little bit. So I was thinking about him, which got me to remembering this little SOL I'm about to share with you!
The day he returned after his 10 day hiatus, I saw him for our 15 minute 1:1 right away in the morning. We kinda reviewed what we had been doing prior. Then he was on his way to class, knowing he would return at 11:30 for our small group.
Not too much longer, he was back in my room, feeling better, calling out, back to his old self. He's a touchy-feely kinda kid, and he was touching my arm at the time when I was becoming more and more annoyed. I mean, he was gone all that time and I really missed him and now, here we were again and just like that, annoyed! So I barked, "Buddy, why are you touching me? Grab your pencil, com'on and let's get to work," to which he replied, "well, I just missed you." and then my heart melted.
That's the thing with kids and all of our most special relationships - when you're close like this, you're like family, and sometimes you are loving your family like nobody's business and other times you are about to be out of you mind because they're getting on your nerves. But no matter what, that kid is special, and I'm so thankful I get to be a part of his journey at school.
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