Wednesday, January 4, 2012

And so it begins...

The school has been notified and acknowledged that they are out of compliance on her IEP.

Let the good times roll.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I missed you.

Well one day down. We are on a more structured routine than normal to create a less stressful environment.
She had a "yellow" day at school because she was not willing to do her class work cooperatively.
That's good by me. I knew she was struggling.

But she missed me and wrote me a note:

Monday, January 2, 2012

School anxiety

We need to get back to the school routine. We have established a whole new routine that we now have to shed.

She is both excited and anxiety riddled about tomorrow. She wants to see her friend. She is worried that she won't be able to hold it together.

She has a 3 hour cheer practice on next Saturday that she's also processing.

I am looking forward to routine- but as much as a typically enjoy my job- I wish I didn't have to go. I wish I could be a stay at home mom. But I am a single mom, so that's not in the stars for me right now.

I will be getting on the IEP business asap.

My main goals:

Supervised Bathroom
Better Math Instruction
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
Ancillary Review

Wish me luck!

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

"Happy" New Year!

My sweet girl uses aggreSsion and anger in place of fear.

We have talked a lot about making a choice to evaluate our feelings, use words and chOose happiness.

We worked today on the concept of resolutions. She seemed to catch on after we tried a few times.

Attempt 1:

1. Go to the ice cream shop
2. Go to Best Buy
3. Go toy shopping
4. Go to target
5. Go to Dallas for 4 days

Attempt 2:

1. Go shopping in Dallas for 4 days too.
2. Go swimming.
3. Go to Grandmom and Granddads house
4. Go to my sisters house for 4 days
5. Go to my Uncles house for 5 days.

Attempt 3:

1. I will be a happy girl.
2. I will use my words.
3. I will be calm.
4. I will be kind.
5. I will use good manners.

My resolution is to be a better mom. That encompasses about 10 different things. I predict success. :)

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