Our youngest needs special help at kindergarten.
He can do the work.
He can read.
But because of his condition, he is easily distracted.
He may spontaneously break into song and dance; which would be ok if it was prompted by the music teacher, but obviously less appreciated during circle story time or math.
As such, we have a helper assigned to him for most of his day, and the school fills-in with an assistant when necessary.
To help us understand issues that he has during a school day, we receive a daily written log describing his performance for each morning and afternoon activity.
A typical day would feature positives such as "played well during inside recess with two peers" or "client was asked to speak quietly which he did." The report also may include a description of problems that occurred like "refused to follow directions."
But occasionally, an unexpected comment needs more clarification.
Like this one:
During afternoon snack today, client was using a large pretzel stick as a microphone to sing "Love Stinks."
I mean how can they leave a dad hanging like this?
I need more information.
Did he sing all the words correctly?
Do we need to work on his octaves?
Is he making effective use of air guitar when appropriate?
The Mrs.' response was to laugh.
I'll do some more research and determine how I can better support little guy's snack time singing gigs.
Confession: Unfortunately, I am to blame for the Love Stinks inspiration. Last year, I was showing someone the following clip from The Wedding Singer movie where Adam Sandler offers his version of the 1980s J. Geils Band "Love Stinks" and the little guy thought it was the funniest thing ever.
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