Sunday, October 31, 2010

Where are we now?

Several months have gone by since the first days of school and the havoc that was described.  There is much good news to share.

Max has made some nice gains.  We have met multiple times with his teachers, most recently to open his IEP to make it align more closely to his needs.  He will presently be "pushed in" the general Kindergarten for calendar time, science, journals, and centers.  They were already having him go in for calendar/Heggerty time even though it was not on his IEP.  The teachers suggested that he participate in gen. ed. science and journal time in addition to what he was already doing.

They have also gotten the ball rolling for the observations necessary to determine the level of support he needs in a gen. ed. classroom (aka, a teacher's aide).  His behavior is not an issue.  The issue is that someone needs to keep him on-task.  He will sit there, but will not necessarily do anything or say anything.  Very unlike the Max we see at home.

So, there we have it.  For now.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween, the Tooth Fairy, and other whimsy

Yesterday's news... Max lost his first tooth!

The Tooth Fairy brought him a bag full of pennies.  He took them to Menards to help pay for a US flag.  Backstory: Our neighbors have various flags that they hang for various sports teams and whatnot.  He wanted a flag for our porch.

And in other news, the car wash costume is complete!  Check it out at my craft blog.  Hope he wears it!