This past week was a bit of a roller coaster. My emotions were up and down concerning my attempt to have MJ meet his teacher. Without telling a long story, the elementary school “dropped the ball.” MJ’s entire elementary folder was not sent to the middle school and he was not scheduled to be in the right classroom (placement) as well! Had I not been communicating with the school and demanding that he meet his teacher, I would not have found out this information prior to the beginning of the school year!
The day before the orientation I made one last phone call to the ESE specialist requesting that he meet the teacher after the orientation. She agreed (even if she hadn’t, I would have stayed in the front office until I was able to meet with the teacher)!
Orientation day went well! After one hour of listening to the rules of the school (yawn) it was finally time for us to meet his teacher. He shook her hand, looked around the room, and smiled! We all began to chit chat a little then I showed him his room number and building number. He was even able to meet his speech teacher. The weight was completely lifted. He met her, knows her name, knows where his classroom is, and is officially ready to start school! Middle School Here We Come!