I’m Not Going To Discount Myself Anymore!


Dear Readers,

Official notice

I’m no longer for sale! As of today, the discount I’ve been giving is no longer available. The problem is that I put on a ton of weight. This may very well be TMI, but I knew that I’d gained too much weight when I had to buy a 36E- my boobs are out of control. Some women may be happy but I’m not. I’m only 5’0 tall and a size 12. I’m tendering notice that I no longer want to be overweight.

Why it’ll work this time? Well, I got to the root of my problems and am ready to know my worth and get paid for it, so to speak.

My first order of business in the morning is to get up and drink 8 ounces of water, get rid of all of my sweets, and exercise- starting with planking.

**No, this is not a New Year’s resolution. I actually started writing this post a couple of months ago. Everything that I wrote still holds true though. I’m serving official notice that I will do what I need to do.

Earning My Money!!!


Dear Readers,

Money bag

I am definitely earning my money. Because I don’t like doing I.E.P.s, I struck a deal with the former 11th/12th grade teacher & administration. So, I have one more class this year than I did last year; instead of two classes, I have three. Let me tell you that there’s a big, fat difference between two classes vs. three classes. I have all of the 9th, 10th, most of the 11th, & most of the 12th grade students for a total of 45 students on my caseload. There are 9 students that I am responsible for that are not in the Lab with me which makes it that much more difficult to keep track of them.

So, I developed a tracking system that I’m quite proud of. If you’d like the forms, email me @ specialedandme@gmail.com.

So, that’s one of the ways that I’m earning my money this year. Another way is with the ridiculously hard to manage students. Last year I had three hard to manage students. This year, I have about seven. It’s much work. I’m tired a lot but I will do as I always do, I will keep on keeping on!

The Origin/Authorship of “Hey Black Child”!


Dear Readers,

Useni Eugene Perkins

Someone by the name of Kate O’Leary commented on my post from 2008. She left a rude & nasty comment regarding the authorship of “Hey Black Child” by Useni Eugene Perkins. She wondered why I would put such falsehood out there, especially since I am a Special Education teacher. I replied that it was a simple mistake that anyone can make but I did not, in fact, know that it was a mistake. I remember researching the authorship & determining that it was Useni Eugene Perkins and not Countee Cullen.

Here are two links explaining the authorship. Thanks Kate O’ Leary, even though you were ridiculously rude, for making me remember that I do, in fact, fact check before I publish. But if I do make a mistake, that’s okay too. Just a quick note: If you don’t like what I put on my page, you are free to go elsewhere. GO AND JUDGE SOMEONE ELSE!

http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/10/useni-eugene-perkins-hey-black-child.html

http://arinmaya.bandcamp.com/track/hey-black-child