You know a conference is bad when…

one of the principals of another attending school falls asleep in the closing session and your principal turns to you and says “this is AWFUL!” and offers it up for the “souls in purgatory.” No, I’m not kidding.

And the draft is here!

After asking in an email to our long-suffering consultant teacher, I got a draft copy of the IEP today. I don’t know if this was a good thing on their part or a bad thing. Good, because it gives me time to go through it, bad, because it gives me a full week to go Continue reading →

It’s February! Let the games begin!

No, I’m not talking Olympics-but i will be watching and really getting waaaay too far into the Olympic hockey, both men’s and women’s. Seriously. It will be overload. So, be warned. What the games are for me at this time of year are the IEP games. Last year, it was the kindergarten debacle. This year, Continue reading →

Little Boy, Big School

Today was the first day of Kindergarten. The bus comes mighty early, so Isaac was ready, excited and all raring to go, way before I was. He insisted on wearing his Darth Vader shirt-that’s my little Star Wars boy-and his new hoodie, and brought the red backpack that set off the first fiasco of the Continue reading →

The back to school roller coaster

There’s a lot going on around here. With school starting and the like, it’s been one heck of a ride the past few weeks. When you have a special needs child that goes to kindergarten or even changes schools, it just becomes that extra bit of twitch factor that other parents don’t have. Add that Continue reading →

Umm, is it really September?

Seriously, I don’t want to be in this month. I’ve got a kindergartener (EEEEEEKKKK!) and all sorts of things to get done. Blah. But the upswing of all of this is that I’m going to (for the second year in a row..) be late for the faculty meeting. Can we say trend anyone?

Holy cow-the Supreme Court got it right!

I was parusing through the local paper this morning online and came across an article about how the supreme court ruled in favor of a set of parents who wanted reimbursement for a private education for their special education son. I’m elated. First off, the supreme court got it right-this is not for parents who Continue reading →

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