Monday, September 15, 2008

Update on Emily and school...

We had a meeting yesterday with her kindergarten teacher, first grade teacher, title 1 reading teacher, the principal and a 3rd grade teacher observing. They all seemed to agree that Emily would be better suited in FIRST GRADE as the kindergarten curriculum would not provide her with enough of a challenge for her to grow and NOT be bored.

We spoke at length about her reading, math and maturity level and they all seem to feel she would excel in first grade just like she does now in kinder. We talked and talked about everything and it was agreed that she would be placed in 1st grade for a trial period of 4 weeks. At that point we'd meet again to reassess her needs and how well she's doing and go from there.

She is supposed to start on Monday, so wish us luck with it all. Let's hope everything goes smoothly.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Forgot to tell ya'll...

Emily was probably one of the first ones to start school, as such her teacher has already evaluated/assessed her. I talked to her personally about three weeks ago at which time she was very aware of the fact that Emily is reading at a 2nd grade level. I tried to tell her this in the beginning, but DH feels I just came off looking like a SNOB and braggart. OOPS. Not my intention.

Two weeks ago, Emily was placed in a first grade class for reading and grammar during the morning. After that she returns to kindergarten for the rest of the day. Both teachers feel that she is able to read more words that she actually understands, so they were going to see how the curriculum meets her needs and go from there.

This is the second week she's being going to 1st grade and she seems to be fine with it all. She is so big (physically) that she fits right in with the 1st graders. By the end of the week I'll have to talk to both teachers and see how she's doing and if any adjustments need to be made to her "Education Plan."

Just wanted to let ya'll know...

Thursday, September 04, 2008

¤ Sigh of relief... ¤

A little bit on the OCD side, but I finally finished ALLUhe laundry and cleaned the laundry room. I think I might be the only crazy that feels the need to wipe down the washer and dryer in order to proclaim it clean. I can now move on to the kitchen and making Chiles Rellenos. FUN! FUN!