I think it’s
safe to say that most kids do NOT like homework and my 13 year-old is no different.
Autism causes him to be quite rigid when
it comes to his schedule and routines.In
his mind, school has always been the place for work and home is the place for play.
Homework has always been quite the chore -- for both of us.
usual, Billy sailed through his math assignment. He’s good at math and so he
likes it. Studying for his spelling test was a bit more difficult because he
kept jumping up from his chair to script dialogue from SpongeBob Squarepants(!)
But, we got through it.
hurdle to clear: an assignment in reading comprehension. Ugh. His worst subject
and therefore the one he insists upon doing last.
for Reading, Billy!”
“No! No! No!”
he screeched. “Mom, SpongeBob is the voice of
I took a
deep breath and pulled the reading worksheet from his folder. My dread quickly
turned to delight – the reading assignment was a biographical piece about Walt Disney!
This, of course, immediately
caught (and held) Billy’s attention and he read it straight through without any
complaining -- then proceeded to get all three comprehension questions right!
"I like this homework!" he declared.
*Sigh* Me too. If only
all homework could be DISNEY homework!
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Do you like to be happy? Walt Disney did. He liked to make people laugh and he liked them to be happy.
He was born in 1901. Walt lived on a farm with his mom and dad. He had three brothers and one sister. Walt loved to draw and he liked to take pictures.
When he was 16 he wanted to help out. He wanted to go into the army. They said, "No." He asked the Red Cross if he could help, and they said, "Yes."
After the war, Walt went to Hollywood. He had $40.00, pencils, and paper. He had nothing else.
His brother, Roy Disney, was waiting for him. They made movies. Walt made up Mickey Mouse. They made it into a movie, and people liked it. They wanted more.
Walt made others. He made Bambi and Dumbo. He made a park that was fun. There are so many things to see at the park. It has rides to make people happy. Do you know what park it is?
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