Saturday, February 9, 2008

Kinda Sad

Kinda Sad..

“Kisha’s” last day was Friday. As of Monday, she will be going to another school in the Bronx. I was shocked and saddened by all of this. I asked her why, and she said because her mother wants her to go to another school. Damn. I had looked out for her, and in many ways, she had looked out for me. When I had a death in the family, she was the first to notice that something was wrong, and asked if I was all right. She was not one of my CTT students, but she needed to be- for she has major learning disabilities that have gone undiagnosed for years. She has exhausted her education like being drifted in a river, going with the current. On Friday I was real sad and disbelieved when she told me that it was her last day.

I’m sure it is for the good.. I wish her the best. It was a sad moment. She’ll be all right.. I hope and, I know…


Anonymous said...

Don'T give up! and be thankful she came into your life to make that difference and to touch you. I know what it is to have a Learning Disability. I have that and Cerebral Palsy. I invite you to visist me at my website to bring you and your readers hope. It is
Until then, take care:>)

Anonymous said...

Saying goodbye to a student is difficult. Just know that you did your best to help her to move on. She will certainly remember you as a supportive teacher.

ruben said...

Just dropping by to say whattup. Things are going pretty well over here. Just had the mini-honeymoon period that comes after a week off. I can identify with your feelings about Kisha. I had 2 students leave very early in the year before I really developed a rapport but I still wonder where they are and how they're doing. Another told me recently she was moving and I was shocked and sad, even though she's one of my more difficult students. When did I get so attached? Funny how it sneaks up on you. Good luck finding a better teaching situation for next year. keep me posted.