School is going well, Shane likes his teacher, as do I--
Jessica is so happy with her teacher I think she gets mad when school is over, and she has to come home.
I only have two things that are concerning to me--
I haven't yet had much time with his new SPED teacher to see how well he responds to her directions-- I like her fine-- but it's Shane who will need to decide this.
There is an IA who has been at the school for a long time, she happens to be older than me-- she is really skilled~ however. When I come to pick Shane up from school, I give him a little bit of time to calm his body before walking him out-- we try to be quiet when we get his backpack-- but sometimes he is a bit wiggly. This IA will walk by and in her best teacher voice, say Shane show me a 1--.
A one is a calm body and Shane is supposed to attempt to achieve this OFTEN...
As his parent, I want him to be at a one... I want him to be calm,still and polite-- but if I am picking him up and taking him home.... then isn't he under MY direction ?
and shouldn't all of the requests for behavior change come from me at that point????
I am sure that this IA is not trying.... to make me FEEL like I can't get my son to have a calm body.
If I was less sure of myself as a parent, I would think(and feel) that she (thinks) feels like she can do a better job with my son.
It's a sticky thing -- and I don't know if it's worth saying something or not... and then if I do decide to say something, who do I approach? I know that it would be very difficult to speak directly to that IA-- she is very busy, and often there are kids around, I would not want my words to be repeated or misconstrued.
I had such a great relationship with the SPED teacher last year...this would of been a quiet conversation or a private email. -- I would of not felt like I was complaining, but only that I was been heard. ---
I went to the PT yesterday and I got good marks for following through and doing my exercises, (yahooo)
the PT was also nice enough to show me how to move my foot when I walk-- and seeing her move her foot-- I don't think I have ever used my foot the way GOD meant it to be used! I have exercises to do every day and every evening I ice my foot-- I also need to spend some time scraping off the calluses on the bottom of both of my feet. The PT suggested that I "wean" myself off of the boot -- so this morning, When we were dropping the kids off at school I walked from one end, to the other-- about a block and a half.
I had to walk slow and pay attention to what my foot was doing-- it was a challenge.
I spent some one on one time, yesterday with Shane-- playing mailbox-- he had some old shoe boxes that were the message box and so I would write a goofy message and then he would come and get the box drag it to where he was a read and answer my message. I tried to make the messages silly, but still something that he would need to read. It was fun to play with him like that and I did manage to get him to write some words--! I think this may become a regular thing-- he liked moving the box across the floor and I liked seeing him eager to write with the pencil! Although -- I am sure I will have to change the game a bit as the days go on-- to make it more of a challenge.