Friday, August 29, 2008

Awesome Teacher

I've decided that I'm going to try and say something nice about someone everyday. I hope that I can get it in writing on my blog, but that's doubtful that I can do it EVERY day...but I'm going to try. I have no trouble saying something nice about the person that I'm writing about today. She is such a good teacher and person. Here is the story:

Lynsi moved over here from Quanah so that her kids could go to a better school. This is a positve blog, so I'm not going to say anything negative about Quanah, although I could! Anyway, Erick is the middle child and is in third grade. He has been tested for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia and been diagnosed, but nothing was ever done about it. Lynsi tried for 2 years, but Quanah would do nothing (I know I'm not suppose to say negarive things, but I couldn't help it). Anyway, Erick got in Mrs. Jensky's class this year. The second day of school, there was a back to school night that I went to with Lynsi. Mrs. Jensky, without knowing anything about Erick, called Lynsi aside and told her she wanted to show her something. She showed her Erick's paper and Mrs. Jensky said, "when I saw that paper, I said to myself, this child is dyslexic". Lynsi was so relieved that she noticed and was actually going to do something about it. She told Lynsi that she went to the office to see what was in his file, but there was nothing about that in there..which is another story about why Quanah didn't send his record. The next day Mrs. Jensky got a test scheduled for Erick and started doing accomadations on her own. She moved him to the center of the room so he could see the board. With Erick's problems he has a hard time finishing all of his work, so last night there was a paper that was filled out in the teacher's handwriting with a note saying that Erick could not finish this paper so she filled it out for him so that he could study for the test the next day. I thought that was so nice of her, instead of keeping him in from recess to finish or sending it home with him. He has a really hard time doing all of his homework because he gets so frustrated. I was very impressed with all of the help she is giving him. I know he is going to be fine now that someone has taken an interest in him and is not just passing him on from grade to grade.

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This is Erick....he is soooo sweet and is always smiling. He's really into spy gear and he's a comedian. He's always making jokes and saying funny things.


The Vannoy Family said...

YEAH! Sounds like it's a win-win situation! You've got such cute grandkids!! (~:

Anonymous said...

That is awesome....Pat her on the back! She is a great teacher and she is teaching for the right reasons...To actually HELP the kids!
Sounds like Erick will have a successful year!
Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said...

Dear Lana,

How sweet. I was told about your blog on Sunday and got a forward today to let me read it.

I do what any other teacher would do that loved her students. Erick is a sweet kid with potential waiting to be unleashed. He is doing fine and we will all keep working to help him.

Thanks for all the positive words. It made my day and helped me gear up for a long afternoon!!!