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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Teacher conference is today

and I have to say, its the first time I am

a) not nervous

b) not worried

c) not preparing for the worse

d) relaxed!

Things must be going well! (We shall see!) I think because we keep in touch with the Kindergarten teacher regularly, email or talk with the special education teacher about issues (and she is very helpful to the K teacher and Nash's para with ideas) and maybe are just a bit more relaxed about his education. I have found that I know he will have delays and he won't be able to keep up with his class. Even though he is close, the gap will widen and I just have to hang on for the ride! We do work on math a bit and read alot at home, but Nash hates homework (got that from his daddy- whose motto is "the only reason I went to school was to remain eligible").

The only thing I am a bit wary about is that his para doesn't communicate much with us and I think its due to instruction from the special education teacher to not do so outside of the communication sheets. This is probably due to the 24 years of experience the special education teacher has, many of them probably horror stories!

We take Nash in with us, he shows us the different stations and we have him show us certain activities per the instructions at teach station. Then we have a meeting with the teachers. Both will be there, although Nash only has one primary K teacher in the room, along with his para.

More later!


~Melissa~ said...

Sounds like it is going so well and that overall the teachers communicate very well. I wish D's teachers would do that!

Mauzy said...

It went so well! Nash can sound out so many letters and I had no clue! His report card was amazing. We are so proud of him, as are the teachers!