Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Let the Madness Begin.....

What a rollercoaster of a summer. School starts TOMORROW! I can't find the freakin first day of school shirt, where could it have gone in one week? I knew I should have saved it for the first day. Hard to believe just a few months ago there was the possibility of "P" going to a different school, many miles away. I know God has something different in store for him. This year could be different, this could be the year we find that magic something that can reach him. When it comes to learning he seems so sealed up, best way I can think of to describe it. He seems a little more eager to learn this year though. Not overly excited about going back to school like some kids. I think he thinks about all the things that cause him anxiety, which is a lot of things, many we are probably not even aware of. Well start sending up words, my IEP meeting is Friday morning. Theres so much I'd like to say. Hopefully the school counselor has looked over the evaluation from childrens and will already have some suggestions mapped out. I need to be organized and prepared. 2 things that are not normally in my nature. I do not want my kid to be one of those kids who are funnelled through the system just to get him moved to the next grade. I want him to be challenged and learn the way other kids do. I want him to discover what makes him unique and work extra hard on that so folks will take notice and say hey this kid is special...I see it, but I'm his mom. I know others see it, but someone who can make a difference needs to see it before we lose him in the sea of bad self esteem those days are coming.

5 comments:

sewcynful said...

Thanks for the blog. I have mixed feelings about school starting... there are still so many things I want to do before school starts! I know this will be a great year for Perry!

Heather said...

Write the special ed teacher an email and PRINT IT OFF and take it with you. It will help your thoughts stay focused during a meeting where your anxiety will be high. And, remember, it's TOTALLY your right to call a meeting at ANY TIME. Also, get EVERYONE'S email address and request communication weekly and do not hesitate to email them daily if you feel the need to...

Julie S. said...

Here's an "essay" from a 10 yr. old the day before school starts:
"School is starting and my birthday is coming up so I have the worst birthday present in the world. I also get a birthday party so its on [sic] all to bad. I just hate it alot." Mmmmm....so do you think he's excited about school starting? LOL! (this is word for word the honest to God paragraph he wrote today)

Jodi said...

Not good when a straight A student hates school. Yowza...Thanks Heather, you keep me motivated. Sounds like the teachers are e-mail kind of teachers so I like them already.

Melinda said...

M1 started 2nd grade today (Wed). :)

Hope the P-man's big first day was fun & not too hot!