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Shawnee123 10-29-2010 09:42 AM

Bravo SG! You *look* so happy! :)

Pico and ME 10-29-2010 09:46 AM

Its really great to see the headway you are making, SG. Slow and steady is the ticket. Congratulations on this milestone!

xoxoxoBruce 10-29-2010 10:21 AM

Oh no, now you're part of the system... why you're practically, "The Man". :lol2:
Congratulations though.

Clodfobble 10-29-2010 11:03 AM

So... it sounds like what you're saying is you'll be a one-on-one aide to a mainstreamed kid on the autism spectrum, is that right? Congrats on the job!

limey 10-29-2010 12:44 PM

SG that is SUCH good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so pleased for you. Wow. Hugs to you, kid.

monster 10-29-2010 01:35 PM

great news, Sundae, well done.

skysidhe 10-29-2010 02:52 PM

I'm happy that your happy SG.

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Originally Posted by Clodfobble (Post 691359)
So... it sounds like what you're saying is you'll be a one-on-one aide to a mainstreamed kid on the autism spectrum, is that right?

That's what I thought too. A one- on- one.

DanaC 10-29-2010 04:08 PM

Bloody hell, that's brilliant news Sundae. Way to go you. You must have seriously impressed the school.

Crimson Ghost 10-29-2010 05:12 PM

Good going Sundae!
And yes, they all have names.
For six years, I thought my name was "Hey you! Yes you! The young one!"

Sundae 10-30-2010 02:22 PM

Thanks to all - yes I did work out that many children have names.

Last week.

I do have trouble learning them though - 60 kids at present and it's driving me crackers - what a relief to just have one (well, plus those in Craft Club, but I know nearly a half of those from last year)

Working with a named child is a way of differentiating from TAs who work with a whole class (as I have as a volunteer). So I'll working one-on-one and technically just responsible for that child, although of course there will be times I'll be asked to help in general activities and like any teacher or TA I'll be expected to uphold general rules of discipline in class and corridors etc. And I'll be much more involved in following a set plan for Educational Needs, recording information and I'll be interacting with specialist workers engaged with the child and also his parents.

I'm not sure if the child is on the autistism spectrum. The school has a specialist language centre with ten staff, so his communication difficulties might be physical, and the social side might stem from that. I have to wait and see. I'll have excellent in-school support anyway, we have a speech therapist on our staff as well as a Specialist Education & Disability Coordinator (SENCO) who was part of the interview panel.

Also it's only 20 hours a week - this must have been decided on via assessment. I know it includes at least some lunchtimes, but I don't think I'll be included in lessons like PE or singing or assemblies - I might be wrong, but those would be the ones I'd expect not to attend. Whereas the Downs Syndrome child in one of the classes I volunteer has a full-time TA, as does a registered blind child in a higher class.

I figure I'll have something to read around anyway. The school chose ME as the best candidate to work with this boy and I take courage from that. I am going to do everything I can to make them glad they did so, as well as the best I can for him.

As well as that, I get to see all the other little others I've already worked with around school. I've never been unpopular at work, but I've never been in an office where someone's face lights up just because they've passed me in the corridor, or where they run up to me outside work to give me a hug and tell me what they're doing. Even the staff came to give me a handshake or a kiss when they heard I had the job. It's just a lovely place.

I am SO happy.
Oh and Bruce, I'm SO not the man. Guess I'll have to prove it at sometime soon :)

xoxoxoBruce 10-30-2010 05:32 PM

Well that was a figure of speech that doesn't match your figure. :lol:

This one-on-one position will result in a lot of emotional involvement, if I know you. That can be stimulating, but also very draining. Adrenaline and endorphins can leave you feeling really low when they wear off, so be aware and don't mistake it for depression, then you'll be ok. :thumb:

casimendocina 10-31-2010 06:58 AM

I'd been wondering where you'd got to SG. Congrats on the job.

skysidhe 10-31-2010 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 691637)
Well that was a figure of speech that doesn't match your figure. :lol:

This one-on-one position will result in a lot of emotional involvement, if I know you. That can be stimulating, but also very draining. Adrenaline and endorphins can leave you feeling really low when they wear off, so be aware and don't mistake it for depression, then you'll be ok. :thumb:

damn, wonderful

limey 11-04-2010 04:11 PM

I'm going on a sea cruise! :D

Pete Zicato 11-04-2010 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 692773)
I'm going on a sea cruise! :D

Cool. Where does it stop?

limey 11-04-2010 05:25 PM

Everywhere! Hurtigruten run the delivery boats up and down the Norwegian coast. We hope to see the Aurora Borealis, lots of lovely fjords and, just maybe, a Norwegian Blue parrot!

xoxoxoBruce 11-04-2010 05:55 PM

Hope you get to see the red/purple Aurora.

footfootfoot 11-04-2010 08:12 PM


Sundae 11-05-2010 12:24 PM

Limey that's so exciting!
I SO want to see the Northern Lights one day.

Trilby 11-05-2010 01:45 PM

Yay limey! sounds wonderful!!!

Griff 11-06-2010 12:25 PM

I had two positive long duration interactions with my sometimes crazy Dad this week.

We had a couple staff out yesterday and had to do some assessments so my supervisor came over to cover for me. Two of the kids whose behaviors are barely manageable blew up on her and got us major kudos for how we've been working the problems.

With those two things off my shoulders my epee fencing was truly creative last night, it is amazing how much impact mental state has on the game.

xoxoxoBruce 11-06-2010 12:45 PM

And how negatively impacted your mental state can be without even realizing it, when you've had problems so long you've become use to them. You've made good progress on the job front this year, Griff, good work. :thumb:

Pete Zicato 11-09-2010 09:21 AM

My colonoscopy is now behind me (so to speak).

Undertoad 11-10-2010 10:56 AM

The natgas drillers I have been building a web application for are pleased with what I've done, and are getting me more hours of work and planning a phase 2. Wheeee self employment!

classicman 11-10-2010 01:13 PM

GREAT! Way to Go Tony!

Aliantha 11-10-2010 04:22 PM

Max is starting to use his potty! Wooohoooo! Hopefully in another week or two there'll be no more daytime nappies! :) This makes me very happy.

BigV 11-10-2010 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 693618)
The natgas drillers I have been building a web application for are pleased with what I've done, and are getting me more hours of work and planning a phase 2. Wheeee self employment!

OUTstanding! Congratulations!

Griff 11-10-2010 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 693618)
The natgas drillers I have been building a web application for are pleased with what I've done, and are getting me more hours of work and planning a phase 2. Wheeee self employment!

Sweet.

HungLikeJesus 11-10-2010 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 693618)
The natgas drillers I have been building a web application for are pleased with what I've done, and are getting me more hours of work and planning a phase 2. Wheeee self employment!

Are we allowed to see it?

footfootfoot 11-10-2010 08:15 PM

Obviously you were absent that day, HLJ
Natural gas:
Colorless
Odorless
Tasteless

So, while you may be allowed, you can't.

xoxoxoBruce 11-11-2010 12:40 AM

Unless you light a match.

Undertoad 11-11-2010 01:53 AM

It will go into a portfolio, eventually.

DanaC 11-11-2010 03:59 AM

Awesome, awesomeness Toad! The tide is turning your way I think.

oh and great news on the potty front Ali; and way to go to the Griffster.

What's making me happy today, well, this week in fact, is that I can feel my mental systems starting to kick into gear for my PhD. Had my first supervision meeting last Friday, and attended a training day all day yesterday, called 'Starting your Research Degree'. I thought it would be really dull, given i just did the same training day at the start of last year's MA...but actually it was a lot more interesting this year.

The day went fast; i got to meet a bunch of other research students, which was great. A real mix of fields and specialisms (all from within the Humanities, ESSL and PVAC areas) with some in particular doing research that sounded exciting to me.

Every so often I get a little flutter of nascent panic...but mostly I'm feeling like I can do this. And that I want to do this.

footfootfoot 11-11-2010 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 693748)
It will go into a portfolio, eventually.

UT's Natural Gas Portfolio being delivered by courier.

Sundae 11-11-2010 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 693657)
Max is starting to use his potty! Wooohoooo! Hopefully in another week or two there'll be no more daytime nappies! :) This makes me very happy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 693683)
Are we allowed to see it?

(snicker)

Heartfelt congratulations to both Ali and UT re birth and subsequent development of children and ideas.

Sundae 11-14-2010 07:40 AM

Message from Limey to say "hello to everyone that knows me!"
She's having a great time and willl put pictures up on Flickr when she gets back - homecoming is this Thursday.

BigV 11-16-2010 11:24 AM

I found my knife. (it was on the floor of the car between the tunnel and the seat.)

I found my camera. (it was in the pocket of my big coat.)

Sundae 11-16-2010 11:40 AM

Congrats BigV, I will rejoice with you for you have found what you had lost.

I got my CRB through today.
Unfortunately it was the one submitted at the beginning of Sept, for me to work as a volunteer. But the school secretary seems confident that the Enhanced one, which will allow me to be employed, can't be far behind as the main checks have already been run now.

BigV 11-16-2010 04:20 PM

thank you miss.

They say the wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.

I think the rube goldberg contraption that is most bureaucracies *may* turn, but don't always produce a recognizable output. I hope you get the clearance you're seeking, and quickly.

Aliantha 11-16-2010 05:45 PM

Dazza is home after 2 weeks away.

Also, my new shoes.

http://www.ninewest.com.au/www/166/f...c-multi-lg.jpg

Undertoad 11-16-2010 06:08 PM

That shoe is outrageous!

fargon 11-16-2010 06:12 PM

Keryx asks, why would you want to cripple yourself?

BigV 11-16-2010 06:26 PM

Ali--gorgeous shoes! I have some to share as well.

Aliantha 11-16-2010 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 694591)
That shoe is outrageous!

Why?

Quote:

Originally Posted by fargon (Post 694592)
Keryx asks, why would you want to cripple yourself?

I wont. They're surprisingly comfortable. Honestly, I really didn't expect them to feel the way they did on my feet, but I loved the design so tried them on and they just felt so good I had to have them.

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Originally Posted by BigV (Post 694595)
Ali--gorgeous shoes! I have some to share as well.

I agree Big. :) What size heels do yours have?

HungLikeJesus 11-16-2010 07:27 PM

I can honestly say that I don't understand high heels.

Edit: But those are cool shoes, Ali.

BigV 11-17-2010 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 694599)
Why?



I wont. They're surprisingly comfortable. Honestly, I really didn't expect them to feel the way they did on my feet, but I loved the design so tried them on and they just felt so good I had to have them.



I agree Big. :) What size heels do yours have?

About your shoes, I like how how the sole turns up, they look like that would make them a lot easier to walk in.

As for my shoes, sorry Ali, I got home late, didn't return to computer and/or camera for shoe pic. I will though, I promise. As for size ... I found this: Heel height. I'll measure them tonight too and post the answer. First estimate: High. hehehehe.....

I love this part from the link:
Quote:

Many scientis have tried to find a formula for the perfect heel.
This is a funny one:

The basic formula is : H = Q X [12 + (3 X S/8)]
H is the maximum heel height, in centimeters.
Q is the sociological factor and S is the shoe size;it must be a good enough base of support to keep you upright.
The Q factor of the formula encompasses several variables and gets a bit complicated.

Here a extended version of Q:

Q = [P X L X (Y + 9)] / [(T + 1) X (A + 1) X (Y + 10) X (L + 20)}.

To further decode: P is the probability the shoes will land you a date or other flattering attention.
L is the price of the shoes, in British pounds.
T is the time elapsed since the shoe was the height of fashion (zero means it's red-hot).
A is the units of alcohol consumed while wearing the shoe.
Y is the years of experience wearing high heels.

Use this to decide if you have to buy a pair of high heels?
Surely not, the main factor should be to be more sexy!

Spexxvet 11-17-2010 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 694587)
Dazza is home after 2 weeks away.

Also, my new shoes.

http://www.ninewest.com.au/www/166/f...c-multi-lg.jpg

Please model them for us. Nude, of course.:D

classicman 11-17-2010 02:33 PM

She's married - leave her alone, ya stalker.

Spexxvet 11-17-2010 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by classicman (Post 694731)
She's married - leave her alone, ya stalker.

Shoes can get married? Oh, you thought I wanted Ali to be nude. You have a dirty mind, what little of it that there is.:stickpoke:D

xoxoxoBruce 11-17-2010 11:53 PM

"Shoes can get married?"
Aren't they always half of a pair?

Aliantha 11-18-2010 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 694731)
She's married - leave her alone, ya stalker.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spexxvet (Post 694759)
Shoes can get married? Oh, you thought I wanted Ali to be nude. You have a dirty mind, what little of it that there is.:stickpoke:D

Come on you guys. Thanks for sticking up for me classic, but really there was no need. I know spex was joking.

xoxoxoBruce 11-18-2010 01:19 AM

All you teetering tarts are crazy, risking your health in the name of fashion.

But looking hot... oh my. ;)

Aliantha 11-18-2010 01:40 AM

They do make your legs look nice that's for sure, and believe me, my legs need all the help they can get. lol

limey 11-18-2010 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Zicato (Post 693397)
My colonoscopy is now behind me (so to speak).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 693618)
The natgas drillers I have been building a web application for are pleased with what I've done, and are getting me more hours of work and planning a phase 2. Wheeee self employment!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 693657)
Max is starting to use his potty! Wooohoooo! Hopefully in another week or two there'll be no more daytime nappies! :) This makes me very happy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 694587)
Dazza is home after 2 weeks away.

Also, my new shoes.

http://www.ninewest.com.au/www/166/f...c-multi-lg.jpg

What a fabulously random selection of good newses while I've been away. I'll fling up some pix of my holiday laterz ...

J.D.DIAMOND 11-22-2010 03:55 AM

Whats making me happy today? I got a raise at my work! And in this economy I sure as hell can use it,that freakin rocks!:D

classicman 11-22-2010 09:49 AM

Congrats! way to go!!

BigV 11-22-2010 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 694599)
snip--
I agree Big. :) What size heels do yours have?

Five inches.
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Originally Posted by Spexxvet (Post 694723)
Please model them for us. Nude, of course.:D

Ok.

glatt 11-22-2010 12:40 PM

Forget to return one of those books to the library?
;)

BigV 11-22-2010 12:50 PM

No, I stole it.

xoxoxoBruce 11-25-2010 02:50 AM

A couple friends came over to remove a big Black Walnut stump from my front yard, took down some small trees that were too close to the house, and cleaned up the overgrown flower beds, while I was away for a few days, much to my surprise.


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