And then I went to observe some general education classrooms.
Holy crap are those kids the loopiest bunch of ninnies I have ever seen. And I mean that in the nicest way possible, because I was totally in love with each and every one of them.
Most of the children were about as unfocused as Audrey would be. When they were supposed to be pulling out a worksheet and completing it independently, a majority of them were staring off into space, shifting around in their seats, picking their noses (literally, as if I have to clarify), or all of the above.
One kid seemed to be falling ill. He kept vampire-coughing into his arm and then looking up to see if the teacher noticed.
The same 4 kids kept raising their hands, while the others were clearly working for the weekend.
A boy wandered into the bathroom.
A kid in a Bears jersey was craned around in his chair making eyes at my cutie-pie ABA consultant. Who also happens to be 54 weeks pregnant.
Count Cough-ula eventually went face down into his workbook.
A different kid started hacking up a lung.
The girl seated in front of where I was standing never even bothered to take out her workbook and just sat there.
When it came time to turn in their worksheets, I'm pretty sure that at least 1/4 of them didn't turn one in or turned it in blank.
Yeah, somehow I think Audrey could keep up.