Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: pardon my invisible tears
Posted by Addy on October 23 2009 10:30 PM
so i just sit in my corner and the teachers ger really mad cuz im not participateing, and then they all flock over and say "why arnt you doing this?" or "why cant you just do it like the rest of us?" and stuff like that.
anyway, "evning of exilance" the subject of this rant. when you go into young womans, you get a couple books. you are expected to fill out thos books by doing lame projects and writeing stuff. guess what? they told me i didnt HAVE to if i didnt want to, and then i figure out that, EVERYTHING THEY DO IS SENTERED AROUND FILLING OUT THOS STUPID BOOKS! :@ :(
I hope you're having a good weekend in Idaho. Sometimes what you really need most is to get outside and do something completely different (incidentally, I was away from my computer all day yesterday because something frustrating happened, so I did yard work to work out my frustrations).
Those Young Women's events sounds like they're about as LD-unfriendly as an they could possibly be. Of course you're frustrated! You have an absolute right to stay away from situations that show up your disabilities like that. I agree with the other posters who suggested telling your mom how stressed out it makes you feel to go there.
I totally get the kids who think "in the box" being praised for their creativity. When I was in elementary school, most of the teachers I had seemed to think "creative' means "follows directions". The kids who were told they were "creative" had completely conventional ideas, and they were presented neatly and punctually. The kids who actually thought out of the box were labeled "uncooperative", "disobedient", and "unable to carry out instructions".
You really have to wonder about some teachers.