James had a fun and creative lesson with Elizabeth today. He spends so much of his RPM time doing school assignments or expressing himself for matters of daily life that it is easy to forget how wonderful (and important) creative exercises like this one are for him. In this lesson he listened to paragraphs of the story and then summarized what he heard after each one. Then he was asked to write his own modern version of Pandora’s Box.
Here is some of his summary and his own version of the story.
The gods sent Epimetheu another gift. It was a box they said not to open. One day Pandora’s curiosity got the best of her and she peeked in the box. When Pandora lifted the lid she released the Troubles. The Troubles flew out and stung her and Epimetheus. The Troubles brought illness, poverty and scarcity into the world. Hope was left in the box and convinced Pandora to release it. Hope flew around the world restoring the work the Troubles had made.
Basically I am living the actual story of Pandora’s box. My life has been filled with troubles. I have not been able to speak. I was trapped in an uncooperative body. No one thought that I was smart or capable of learning. I felt hopeless. I found hope or rather hope found me in the form of RPM. Now I have been released from silence! The end!