My 'Special Love'

(2019) After my lunch break at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, I entered my class in preschool and as ever, my pupils are shouting, playing and busy with their own errands. Then the moment they saw me, everyone's become quite and run into their own chair. As I walk to my table in front, my one student quickly sat in his place on the first corner of vertically arranged table. Alhec. After that, I heard the usual complaints starting from the talkative one his name is Paolo, "Teacher, Alhec get my blue crayon!" then followed by my another student, "Teacher, Alhec ruined the weather design in the classroom!" and followed by another after another with different complaints regarding him. And I'm so used to it, that's our usual routine every afternoon. I look at Alhec, and he's looking at me directly with his very lively eyes. He smiles at me then say, "Hello Teacher Belle!", like nothing happened. I look at his classmates then smile and say, "See? Does he pay attentions to you all?" all of them laugh then remembered what I always say to them. Then we proceed to our class and finished it with the art activity and that is to paint the way to their house with different views they see while going home. I've taken picture with each of them holding their own work. I came to AlHec then took a picture with him as he hugging me from my side with his work. He is so sweet as always. Very genuine that you will feel he's very comfortable with you. He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the age of three. Before entering our school, I had an assessment with AlHec while talking with his mother. When she learned that I am an Special Educator, she told me a lot about him like his hobbies, favourite toys, hyperactivity, different therapies that he's attending and experienced about his first schooling. He is a pretty boy when I first saw him and quite that you wouldn't noticed anything unique with his behaviour. As we started that school year I remembered, the other parents look at him as they noticed his different behaviour among the class in the recess time. He is not sitting that long, he's always going to his other classmates and look at their snacks, he's eating in a messy way then always tap the table. And I really had a bag full of patience just for him then. He really did test my patience that no one else has.Ha ha.(I treasured it). But as time passes by, as I learned how to tame him, how to handle his tantrums sometimes, how to get his attention while teaching them since his attention span is very limited unlike his other classmates and manage his disruptive behaviour inside the classroom, I'd also become more attached with him. Even his classmates learned how to interact with him easier, and love him as their baby brother. As what I always told them every time he bothers them or messed up with their things, I always say that he didn't do that intentionally and just be patient and understanding with him. The first time I talked with them about their classmate AlHec, I ask them what they noticed and if they wanted to be friends with him. After that, I started to tell them in a way that they can understand as an innocent and fully aware that their classmate AlHec is not like them that teacher can easily tamed, but he is a special like a younger brother and they should protect him. And that's what I love with my students then, they are very cooperative and trying their hard to understand what I wanted them to do. I love those children in a way that they are more capable to perceived what you say to them and so easy to talk to than those adults who always look at the wrong of others. They finished their kindergarten year 2020 but sadly just in virtual stage since it was pandemic, but I'm sure that they will never forget all the happy moments they shared with each others and all the things 'Teacher' taught them. Every child is unique, they have their different skills, talent, flaws and behaviour especially exceptional child or AKA special child. And we as an educator should be the first one who should encourage and teach young children to accept and understand the differences of every person. We may see someone different, but in the eyes of God we are equally created. 😊 ~AlHec now is more matured, and has a very good improvement with his behaviour. But his family moved back to his father's province and he continue his schooling there just last year 2021. #writing contest #ADHD #children #exceptional #understanding #Differences #Teachers love

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