Silly Me

I expected MJ to have more than one grade in the online gradebook after 5 weeks of school.

I expected a return email after emailing the head of the ESE department.

I expected a progress report to be sent home when it was “interim report” day.

I expected MJ to already be receiving the OT that is required on his IEP.

I expected to NOT have to go through this after the research I did to place him in this school.

Silly Me 

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30 thoughts on “Silly Me

  1. Your first mistake was expecting them to do their jobs……..always assume they won’t and keep nagging. When they actually DO them, you will be pleasantly surprised but keep nagging anyway.

    I always believed things don’t get settled until mid-October, no matter how great the program.

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      1. And I do the same for my students but some folks don’t…..and they usually seem to be our kids’ teachers. I guess it’s not really *nagging* but constantly *reminding* someone of what they are supposed to be doing. But it’s draining on us to have to do it all the time and frustrating too….but we do it for our kids!

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  2. As a Special Education teacher myself for 10 years and in the field for 11.5, I swear to you some of us do our jobs. 😄 With that being said, great job staying on top of them ! It’s not nagging … Instead it’s necessary advocating. Sorry that you have to deal with this. It’s not right.

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    1. Thank you! Mj’s special ed teachers have been AWESOME over the years. Now that he has started middle school I am praying for teachers that are great as well. I hope the lack of grades is not an indication of what happens in the classroom.

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  3. Ohhhh, I know. I am so glad that is over with DC (although I still expect too much from his day/work program). It’s hard when you have to almost be the “babysitter” and continuously remind the people who should know, what they are supposed to be doing. Hopefully this is just an “early in the school year” glitch. Good Luck.

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  4. I hate to hear this, Nicky. I like what someone else said. It is advocating.
    My middle son had an IEP. He had bipolar disorder, but I know your frustration. I am very thankful for your blog, as my grandson has autism. He is doing pre-school for a second time. I question this, but this is what the school wanted, and I do not interfere in my daughter’s decisions.
    Middle school is sometimes an entirely different ballgame within the school system. However, I did not realize you were a teacher, so I suppose I do not have to tell you that. 🙂
    Wishing you and MJ all the best. xx -CC

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  5. There is so much work we have to do as parents to make sure out kids stay on task at school. Last year was one of those years where if I didn’t follow up it wouldn’t get done. SO FRUSTRATING!! Will keep praying for you guys and hoping it gets better here soon!

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  6. I teach at a university, and I wish my students were as attentive to their studies as you are!

    By the way, you’ve been chosen as one of today’s nine blogs in That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge (! I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!


  7. Someone once told me to ‘expect nothing from others’. They were trying to help me manage my expectations but I am not sure it was a great comfort, especially when paying for a specific service. So that being said, I don’t think you are silly at all; simply a human being with normal reasonable expectations. Keep calm and hang in there.

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