Friday, March 25, 2022

Movie Day

It had been a long week. And Friday came along to make the week even longer... 

We had two students with diarrhea (which is worse when the students need help in the restroom). One student had several wetting incidents. And my computer seeker continued with her usual

We barely got to the first break when I was done for the day. 

I turned to the instructional assistant Keyla (who I have renamed three different times on this blog because I can't remember what I named anyone on this blog) and asked what we should do. She gave me the answer I wanted: put on a movie.

So, I turned to Jennifer. She'd been rolling with the day as it unfolded. And she's the most "normal" of the students in class (but she is very much a little girl mentally). I let her choose our movie.

We had seen Turning Red the previous Friday (when it premiered), but Jennifer really liked it. I gave her permission to watch it again. And we did.

Because some days you just really need a movie. 

24 comments:

  1. Yeah, some days you really need a movie.

    What did you think of Turning Red? As an adult I saw so much in that movie that the kids wouldn’t get.

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    1. It only had half my attention, but there were some great bits that totally went over their heads. We had to clue them in to when the little girl was the girl's mother.

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  2. I wish I could call a movie day at work.

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  3. Movie days were always the best days in class.

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  4. Thank goodness for good movies.

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  5. Friday is the perfect day for it. Everyone's brains are fried anyway.

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  6. Sometimes it's nice to watch again, it's familiar, and you can catch things you missed the first time.

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  7. Movies are a gift for subs. Back when not every class had tv and vcr, we did have access to reel to reel projectors. That took some prep, no spontaneity at all. Oh, back in the day....

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    1. No one has TVs or VCRs anymore. Now it's all computers connected to in-class projectors. Makes movies easier, and it's easier to hear and see for everyone.

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  8. Thank goodness for Movie Days. Around here, we get them at least twice a week when the mail guy delivers a Netflix disk.

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  9. Yes nothing like a movie to unwind yourself. And if it is a light hearted comedy, nothing like it.

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  10. I have days like that (we all do I think). I hadn't heard of that movie but it looks fun. If it got you through the day, even better.

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  11. I left as soon as I read diarrhea. I could not do that ever! I’m glad you got through the day and could watch a movie.

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    1. I don't do that part, either. That's what the aides do (and why I could never do their job).

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  12. Sound like a movie is what you all needed.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  13. I hope the movie made the day better for everyone!

    Hope you're having a good weekend. We had a birthday party for my son yesterday, so much fun!

    Away From The Blue

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  14. Sounds like a tough day, glad you opted for a movie, probably helped just calm and quiet things down. Hope next week goes better for you.

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    1. They were calm and quiet by that point. But the movie definitely kept things calm.

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  15. This post took me back to my school days when every Saturday evening we had movie screened. We always looked for that. :-)

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  16. This, too, brings back memories of the fun movie days we had in school. It was something we greatly looked forward to.

    Happy Monday, Liz.

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