MJ’s First Text Message 😍

This made me so happy! We are hoping that this allows him to communicate more with us and make it easier to express things that may be difficult for him.

#ILoveMySon

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Open House Horror

It all started with MJ’s first high school Open House.  I was eager to hear all of the information that the teacher would give us about educating our special needs kiddos.  Well, I was extremely disappointed! She greeted us as we entered the classroom and sat down.  She then played a video of the administrative team introducing themselves to the parents.  After the video, she gave us a sheet that detailed what subject was taught on a specific day (the school operates on a block schedule).  She then said, “do you have any questions for me?” I could not believe that she did not tell us anything about what the kids would learn in her class, nothing about projects, nothing about the process at lunchtime, nothing about reading, nothing about math, nothing about social studies, nothing about science, nothing about their electives.  SHE TOLD US NOTHING! Well, when she asked the question, I looked around at the other parents to see if anyone was going to begin asking questions…No one did, so I took out my journal and began asking what I believe to be basic questions, that I assumed would have been automatically answered during her open house presentation. What stands out the most is when I asked about what reading and math curriculum she used.  Her response was, “I don’t have a curriculum.” I immediately repeated what she said with a scowl on my face.  How can she not have a curriculum?! Where is she getting the information to teach my kid?! From that moment I knew that I would have to set up a parent/teacher conference with her to really find out what “curriculum” she uses.  I don’t want MJ to be “work-sheeted” to death!  I don’t have time for him to be completing meaningless worksheets day after day and not truly learning anything.  The conference will be in the next week and I am praying that there is a good outcome to it.

#frustrated

#disappointed

#Ourkidsdeservethebesttoo

#weneedmeaningfulcurriculum

#tiredoffighting