Monthly Archives: February 2011

Firstborn: The Scary Man!

I stepped off the bus from the field trip with my son. The principal and some man were there waiting for me. The principal said, “Can you step into my office?” My heart and mind started to race. Who was … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Two Important words, “RETALIATION” and “DYSLEXIA”

On April 19, 2004 the district sent me the following letter, “In response to your request for written evidence to support our recommendation to cease Speech-Language Therapy, we would like to administer an assessment. If you agree, please sign and … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Surprise, Surprise!

The annual review of the IEP was set for March 26, 2004. When I arrived they presented me with the draft of the proposed IEP for the 2004-2005 school year. Upon review of the document, I noticed the goals were … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Leave the Parent in the dark as much as Possible!

It was after the holidays and we met for our monthly meeting. I was informed by my son’s case manager that neither my request to see the inclusion class or my request to have the draft IEP with goals was … Continue reading

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Firstborn: The Stress of Second Grade

So the first few months of second grade were really good minus knowing the regular education teacher wasn’t giving my son a star for not taking risks in Social Studies to answer a question or their stupid re-written Pledge of … Continue reading

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Firstborn: I Pledge of of Allegiance to the Flag….

Okay, so I know I had enough going on with the school system but one day I happened to notice this paper in my son’s backpack. It was a “new” version of The Pledge of Allegiance. I think I almost … Continue reading

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Firstborn: The ABC’s and not the ones you think!

Second grade began. I decided to write an essay about my son and deliver it to all his teachers, the principal, and the nurse prior to him starting school. I called it, “A Picture of my Son”. It was six … Continue reading

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