I haven’t updated this calendar since January so instead of wasting the time to fill in the last two weeks of April and not update it again for three months, I decided to jump ahead to May.
And it’s insane to me that by the time I get to the end of the month on this calendar, I’ll know if and where I have my first real job. #internship
We had a kid in a session at the middle school yesterday who is incredibly difficult to understand. But to compensate for that, he has become really really good at pantomiming his ideas to get them across.
We were doing an application where we model conversation, and the conversation was “what is your favorite food?” We have a cards that has some ideas on it, like cake and pizza and hamburgers. I asked him and he said he likes hamburgers, and then he asked me. I told him the things I like and he wanted me to like hamburgers. I said “eh, hamburgers are okay, but in really like French fries.”
He starts signing something we couldn’t understand— putting his hand by his head like an O and then down to his finger. My supervisor and I both tried so hard to understand and we just couldn’t tell what he was saying. Then he mimes someone crying, and we suddenly realize he means ONION RINGS. He had been signing what is probably the correct sign for onion ring (I haven’t checked) but we didn’t know it. And he still got his idea across.
I thought that was absolutely genius.