Letter Update and some giveaway news!

I am very tired! I just got home from the gym...threw this together for dinner... 

and now I have to do a few things for tomorrow before going to bed, well watching SVU;) So the letter writing is going SO well! He is loving writing to me! Today he brought in pictures for me to see what went along with his letter!  This was yesterdays letter.

In my letter back I asked him what his new bedroom set looked like. I also asked him why he likes Italy. He is OBSESSED with countries, maps, cities, anything to do with a globe. But lately he has been crazy about Italy. This is what I got back today!


Now, this is a 3rd grader reading on a level C and has a ton of special needs! I was so thrilled to see this! I know his mom helped him with spelling, but this is how is handwriting always looks! So clean! 

One thing I really appreciate and LOVE about my class this year, is all 21 other kids understand and get my buddy! They do not pick, tease or give him problems. They work with him, they play with him! I mean, it's a dream class! Each week we have a "Soaring Eagle" which is like a star student. That soaring eagle on Fridays tells me who they hand down their award to. This girl who is the soaring eagle this week told me she wants to give it to my buddy! I mean...how sweet! I am very lucky this year! 

We all love a good giveaway don't we??? Well I am participating in Brandi's Birthday Giveaway! Hop on over to Success in Second Grade and enter today!
I am also very close to 600 followers! I plan on doing something with the number 6! So be on the lookout soon for that! 

Happy Wednesday!

7 comments:

  1. Tonya, don't they melt your heart when other children have learnt and show tolerance toward others. I have a special needs student this week who is hearing impaired and intellectually disabled and the class (indeed the whole school) treats her as if she was just a normal student and they love her to pieces. You can read about her here if you would like http://poultneytania.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/special-student.html
    Well done for finding a way to reach him.
    Tania
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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  2. Whoops, I meant this year.... (;
    Tania

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    1. Yes, I am loving the fact he is doing such a great job! It does melt my heart:)

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  3. Congrats on almost-600 and your rapport with your buddy! It's always great to have a breakthrough moment, especially with the kiddos that really need it. You sound like such a special teacher.

    If you need any products for your giveaway, I'd love to donate one from my tpt store if you're interested. My email is fourthgradelemonade@gmail.com :)

    -Caitlyn
    Fourth Grade Lemonade

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    1. I will let you know! not sure what I am going to do yet! Thanks for the offer for sure!

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  4. So sweet! I know this journal is going to help him so much!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

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