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Thursday, August 28, 2008

2nd grade spelling tests

are hard! Last week we had "ph" words, and he did well but after talking to other parents ( non-IEP parents ) who complained about the words, I think the teachers changed their thinking. Isn't it amazing how change can take place so easily when your children aren't on IEP's but if they are? Well the change is still needing to take place, mostly funding, after 1975. Ok, I that's federal funding which may happen if you vote for Obama, won't happen if you vote for McCain.

Nash can read all the words, but writing, well that's a whole 'nother ball game with fine motor delays. We put accomodations in his IEP that include typing and spellcheck, and he has done well.

Here is this weeks test:

So if he could get the behavior in check, all would be great. (ha, I laugh as I type that. It's always something eh? He's 7, a boy, and there are always bound to be behavior issues! )

But being a 2nd grader means more focus, more writing, which both cause Nash stress, which equals verbal or physical the F bomb.

I keep reminding myself that it takes about 4-6 weeks before he "settles in". Anyone have some valium?


Tamara said...

Nice job, Nash. Those were some tough words. Shawen had fine motor issues too - which may explain why I was more thrilled than upset when he wrote his name in two foot letters across my bedroom wall ... :-)

Hope he has a great year!