Tag Archives: Carmella Miller

Fairy Tales

His first journey into fairytale land was Jack and the Beanstalk. For Jack, we had a basket with beans, hard boiled egg colored gold, a plastic harp, a bone, a plastic cow, and a piece of plastic vine. Continue reading

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Down syndrome Day Care and Preschool

There were many people in my community who disapproved of our approach and thought we were asking too much from such a young child with so many delays and cognitive disabilities. Continue reading

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Mrs. Scary’s Preschool

The more upset she became, the more they huddled at the far end of the yard. They looked like tiny criminals against the chain link fence about to face a firing squad. Continue reading

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Out in Public

Giving in, I undid the harness and dropped it in he nearest trash barrel. Mark got up and took off running after a flock of terrified pigeons. To this day it is one of my favorite pictures. Continue reading

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Learning From Peers and Demanding the Best

However, Alleluia, even after a few more kinks, apparently because of a few kinks in his program, the district agreed to hire the instructional aide full time for the first grade to assist with activities in general and modify the lessons when necessary; which was always. Continue reading

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