Friday, October 16, 2009

Jeremy: The Update

Hey. This is Ryan. Just wanted to add to the "Jeremy" story. Yesterday I walked in and he was sitting in my chair, telling kids to do their speeches. When I told him to "get outta my chair, ya crazy kid!" he said loudly, "I'm Mee-stoe Hansen! I'm the teachuh! You sit in yo chair, Jeremy!" Then ran to his seat, giggling all the way.

When he got to his seat, he flirted with the cute, blonde cheerleader that sits behind him by leaning across her desk and saying, "Jordy, you have sweet eyes." She giggled and said thank you. The rest of the class laughed, too. She turned red, but said, "I love you, Jeremy."

Oh brother. You know those cartoons where the animal turns into a rocket and flies to the moon after a kiss. I thought Jeremy was about to sprout boosters and launch. Anyway, she had been absent for his speech and asked him how it went. He turned to me and asked if he could give his speech again (because of that Swine Flu thing, I've had about seven to eight kids absent every day for the last two weeks!) I said that would be great.

He gave his speech again and did it more clearly this time. The class went crazy again and Jordy hugged Jeremy. His aide (who isn't there on Mondays and Tuesdays) had tears in her eyes.

"I love speech class," Jeremy announced to his friends.

"I do, too." I said.


amy said...

I am lovin' this kid! He reminds me of a boy I knew in school with Downs...he use to draw me pictures of "The New Kids On The Block"...remember them? Believe it or not, I still have a couple of his drawings. Sounds like you have an awesome class this year and what a lucky class to have an awesome teacher too!

lisha said...

It makes me so happy to hear about this great kid and how well the others treat him even though he is about as different as you could get.

Sandi said...

What great kids!

Susan said...

It is nice to have moments like this when you know that underneath it all they are really great kids. Thanks so much for sharing his awesome story.

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