Day 25: One Week Left

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Well, it’s Sunday, ya’ll–it’s time for a Diary post.
I am getting predictable.
(Actually I’ve discovered a lot of patterns about myself, my blog, my writing, etc. through doing this challenge).

I have been grading my life away this week and today the pressure was on–I graded 18 research papers today and was an absolute grump. Thank God for my understanding and patient husband.

My tendinitis is screaming at me.
My brain is throbbing.
I have 5 papers left to grade before my 4:30pm deadline tomorrow and then this term is OVER OVER OVER.
Thank God to the Heavens and then back again. It has been rough (or “ruff” as one of my students wrote in a paper today. #truestory).

This is the last week for Write 31 Days.
I can’t believe the month is almost up.
It went fast.

Here is what to expect in the final week of Benji’s Story:


What the Child Study ultimately revealed…
What we finally decided to do about retention or promotion….
And where we are today. 🙂

Thank you all for reading! I look forward to sharing this last week with you.

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  1. […] Day 1: You’re here! Welcome. Day 2: When your “normal is not Normal Day 3: Writing the Letter: Pressing for Testing Day 4: How I’m doing Write31Days + My Crazy Life Day 5: Yeah, it didn’t happen Day 6: The Pieces of SPD or How I learned to Hug my Son Day 7: The Day People Stared and I didn’t Care Day 8: The [un]Predictability of SPD: How we’ve learned to Plan for the Crash Day 9: Celebrate Benji and Micah! Day 10: Letting him hide in tiny spaces: Meeting the needs of your SPD child Day 11: Mom, I don’t have any friends: Social Challenges of SPD Day 12: What Getting an IEP really looks like Day 13: [Not] Handling Stress: The emotional toll of the IEP process Day 14: Mental Health Break Day 15: “If you think you’re going through something hard, it’s because you are” Day 16: Celebrate Benji the Bard! Day 17: The Twin Factor: A Special Relationship Day 18: [Not] Benji’s Story…BUT MENG MENU! Day 19: The Twin Factor: Why We Chose Separate Classes Day 20: The Twin Factor: Smarter, Better, and other Ugly Words Day 21: My Insane Week Day 22: The Twin Factor: An Impossible Decision Day 23: Failure, Comparison, and Choosing Joy Day 24: Just give us a label already! Day 25: One Week Left […]

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