Friday, June 05, 2009
Swimming and Decision Making
It's been cold this week. It's hard to believe we had a heat wave a few weeks ago. The kids really enjoyed getting into the pool.

Samantha thought it was great.
Paige was in heaven.

Garrett didn't have any fun at all. Poor thing.

OK, I guess he had a little bit of fun. Paige loved her new fish shaped flotation device.

Don't you love his hairdo? Zach took the clippers to him and Garrett wanted a mohawk. Must be nice to have a 17 year old as your hair dresser. Well, when your 10 years old its great. I wouldn't let him anywhere near me.

Samantha decided to let Jo Jo go for a swim with them.

They seemed to think she liked it. I wasn't so sure.

Doesn't this look say it all? Why me? Poor thing.

On another note....we had Paige's final IEP meeting (Individual Education Plan) a few weeks ago. It was very long (2 1/2 hours) with 8 different people talking to us, unfortunately, they couldn't seem to come to an agreement on what kind of plan we need for our sweet girl.

The psychologist wants her in a regular education kinder class next year the kinder team wants her in a special education first grade next year. I won't go into all the details but the gist of the situation is that Paige still has some developmental delays with some attention issues. There is not education box that she fits clearly into. They don't know what to do.

They all agreed that she does best with one on one attention. When I asked if that meant I should home school her several of the team members thought that would be best. I don't think the administration was very happy about that.

In the end it was our decision and we have decided to keep her home next year. I have such a peace about this and know it is the right decision for right now.
So, next year I will have a kindergartner (she is going to repeat due to her late summer birthday), a 5th grader, and an 8th grader. Zach will be a senior at our local high school and Tyler will be??????

Tyler threw a curve ball at us a few weeks ago. A curve ball that sent me to my knee's in prayer and caused me to argue with God that no, I could not do this thing he was asking.

I'll tell you tomorrow who won the argument.

  posted at 9:41 PM  

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

it has been very cool here too! i love it though normally it is like 100+ degrees at this time of year. my kids are loving the pool too so fun, even the baby he is crazy and brave and it scares me so much!

i will tune in tomorrow to hear what your decision was/is... it is so hard being a parent sometimes!

At 7:37 AM, Blogger The Gang's Momma said...

SOOOO cold and rainy here. Jeans and long sleeve t's have been the order of the day. JUST in time for our newly renovated pool that is full to the brim and colder than the Arctic. ARrrrgh!

Such the cliff hanger. Waiting to hear . . .

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

If she doesn't fit in a box, then don't put her in one, right? I am glad you are at peace with your decision. You will do great!

At 7:26 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

YEAH!!!!!! You did the right thing Mama! She does fit an "educational box" and it's called "your home." Now you have the freedom to do what works for your little girl. I am very happy for you!

Now we will both have Kindergarten girls next year! :)

At 1:33 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Good for you about Paige. Hope next year is awesome! Swimming is the best-- isn't it?


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