5 OUT OF 10 STICKERS
Judging by the number of stickers that Jacob received this week, someone might think that it's just been average , but it's been much more dramatic and interesting. This is how his week has broken down:
MORNING: 0/5 STICKERS with home work every day
AFTERNOON: 5/5 STICKERS with no home work
I'm not sure what it is, but his mornings have been rough. And his home work has been ridiculous too. He's had to colour pictures almost every day at home, because he refused to colour pictures in class. I mean, colour pictures? Really? I used to love colouring pictures when I was a kid. Then in the afternoons he's been great and progressing very well. He's been using the noise reducing headphones his EA has brought in and with them, he's been able to sit through stories and music and even a student vs teacher sporting event without having a noise related meltdown. Let's see if I can find an answer to the question "Why are Jacob's mornings so rough?"
1. He does have a different EA in the mornings, which could answer the question, but he's gotten many morning stickers with the EA before this week. And in the mornings, he sees both his EA's on the playground and he's always happy to see them. He even runs around giving them hugs and saying good morning.
2. We've began swimming after school again, but I think that swimming would be an incentive to behave, not act up. And he's been sleeping and eating better since we returned to the pool for some aquatic activity, which I think, would help Jacob focus a little more, not lack focus.
3. Last Saturday was Jacob's 8Th birthday. And last week, we were a little more accepting of Jacob's action because it was his birthday. This could explain why Jacob's behaviour has been askew. To most people a birthday is a celebration, but kids with Asperger's take it much more seriously. The fact that Jacob is 8 now and not 7 could explain the bad behaviour. But why only in the mornings?
I can't explain why Jacob's mornings have been so low and his afternoons have been so high. (Insert roller coaster analogy here). Hopefully after a relaxing weekend, we'll all be able to put this week, and month, behind us and start fresh in the month of April, which coincidentally is autism awareness month. We don't have anything planned, but having a child with an ASD is enough reason to celebrate every day.
|Why have your mornings been rough Jacob?|