I have a student who isn't transitioning all that well. It is hard. I wonder the root cause. It may be that this kid just doesn't do transitions well. It may be that it is nearly 90 degrees in my classroom everyday and, really, who wants to transition into that? Or, it may be something else. At any rate, I've got to get to the important business of figuring this out. I feel a sense of urgency because I really do want this kid to feel at home in our classroom and I want the entire class to develop a sense of community.
I think I'm going to need to call in some help. This really isn't what I do. I figure things out. I do think that I could benefit from some coaching here. When I mentioned this to my principal she shared that she is frustrated by the limited resources we have available when it comes to specialized personnel. I will make a plea to get the help that I need so that my student can thrive. I'll do whatever it takes. At the end of the day, if there is no person to help me, I'll do the research I need to do to make our classroom a welcoming place for all kids. It is frustrating when doing such things requires so much time and effort. It shouldn't be so much work.
Still, it is hot. We're all ready to feel more comfortable in the classroom. Even though we're only three days in, I'm feeling the pressure to get this figured out.