Please dont shout. Please don’t tell me off like that. Shouting hurts my ears so much I can’t hear what you are saying.
I didn’t do my homework last night. You see it’s so difficult when my brain has been at school all day it’s all too much. Last night I just needed to chill for a while. My head tells me work is for school and when I’m at home I can’t make my head do the work. I’m sorry I ripped it up. I wanted to be good.
I dont mind missing break anyway. I would rather be inside when everyone is in the playground. You see it’s just too crowded and noisy and I dont get whats going on. No one will be my friend and I don’t know what to do. So if you make me stay inside and do the work then that’s fine by me. Work is for school anyway.
Teacher please don’t be cross with me that I won’t take my hood off. Please try to understand it helps me to keep it on.
I’m still listening when I don’t look. I’m trying to be good. Please don’t make me look at you, I won’t be able to concentrate then.
Please don’t be sad with me for running out the room. It all just got too much. I didn’t want to get mad in there. I was trying to be good.
I’m sorry I didn’t do my work today. I didn’t mean to make you cross! It’s just I don’t want it to be ruined and I wasn’t sure I could do it right.
Teacher please don’t get mad when I won’t change for PE. Change is just so hard for me and my PE kit feels too strange.
Please don’t sigh when I don’t answer straight away. I’m not always sure if you are talking to me.
I’m sorry I only wrote one sentence. I can’t read between the lines like you said because there is nothing there.
I’m sorry I broke the table and chewed my pen today. I’m sorry I kicked the bin. I’m sorry I ran away.
Teacher I’m not very good at remembering and forgot to tell my mum that thing. Maybe you could make sure you tell her next time instead of getting annoyed.
Teacher please understand I’m trying to do my best. I’m trying to be good but school is such a hard place to be. I don’t always understand, I don’t always feel ok. Please get to know my triggers, explain things really well. Please help me when I need it. Please don’t make me do things that are too hard. Please don’t get cross, instead take the time to work out why I do things the way I do. I can’t always tell you if something is wrong so I need you on my side.
From the child that asked to go home every five minutes for seven years!
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