Saturday, September 02, 2006

FIRE DRILL....

I have to say how blessed I am that God completely has my back! I mean it's only the first full week of school and already I am amazed at the difference in Perry. It's all about a predictable routine and he's comfortable. One of my biggest concerns about school ever since 1st grade has been the fire drill. He would become incapacitated from the sound. He'd press his hands over his ears really really tight and pretty much keep them there for 2 days. He did this most of 1st grade until they started removing him before it would go off. They did that until the end of 2nd grade......Then this year we discussed in the IEP meeting what we were going to do about the fire drill. We decided to let him experience it maybe with some sound reduction headphones, which the district would need to obtain. Well the end of August was getting closer, and no headphones were found, on August 31st I e-mailed his special ed teacher letting her know we had discussed it and I thought he'd be fine, since he seemed to have matured, just to reassure him that'd it'd be over quick. And that I predicted there'd be a firedrill that day, since it's the last day of the month and they hadn't had one. The scenerio that unfolded was well thought out plan by a caring teacher....it's going to be a good year!
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3 comments:

sewcynful said...

Thank You, God! I am glad he wasn't at my school: 15 minutes into the first day of school the fire alarm goes off...one of the Special Ed kids pulled the alarm in the cafeteria! No one was expecting that one, and it's SO FREAKIN LOUD!

Diana D. said...

I am so glad for Perry. It sounds like you have a couple of very caring teachers who are on the same page as you. It sounds like he really trusts them already. Here's to a great school year!!!!

Heather said...

This is just WONDERFUL!! What a great start...!!!