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.
So, here we go again. IEP time. Nothing fun as per usual. Let’s do an abridged version of the first two takes, shall we? Take 1 involved getting the IEP…and noting all sorts of garbage. Also noting that there was a COLORING GOAL on the IEP. Nope. not happening, especially here. This take also involved Continue reading →
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 →
So, yes, I’m twitching about this IEP. I wish I didn’t have to. Seriously. BUT, I just want to explain WHY I’m twitching. This hasn’t just been an overnight “Oh, my sweet Lord, here comes an IEP, let’s get all hot and bothered about it,” but has been a cool run up of debacles, missed Continue reading →
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 →
So, the prevention coordinator came into my room for a bit (and she’s still going..) to talk about stuff she talks about, like cyberbullying and online safety. I gave a test to see if they were retaining anything…and here’s the best of the worst answers…spelling mistakes intact. 1. What is the main reason people try Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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?
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 →