I hope we made the right decision

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Registered: 08-15-2005
I hope we made the right decision
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Sat, 05-26-2007 - 10:02am




Well Dh and I had a IEP meeting with Mason's teachers on Thursday.


Well we made a decision and I just keep going back and forth if we


did the right thing. I know if I had went the other way I'd be still


wondering the same thing. Well It's hard to right it out cuase I have


to skip lines and it would be so long and it gets cut off for some reason


so you can read it at my blog. Thanks


 

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Registered: 01-15-2007
Sun, 05-27-2007 - 5:07pm

That was a tough decision. Don't 2nd guess yourself. If you went with your gut them you made the right decision. It would be hard for me to do though.

Chelle

 

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Registered: 04-11-2003
Mon, 05-28-2007 - 12:14pm

I think you were very smart to listen to the teachers opinions, since they are the ones there on a regular basis and see how he is in the classroom setting. And where he's so young.. it's not like he's going to stick out and be obvious he was held back and if anything, I would think it would be to his advantage. It might even be a really good boost for him in that he will be "ahead" in some areas.. KWIM?

Big Hugs to you though.. these decisions are always so hard.

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Mon, 05-28-2007 - 8:01pm

Hey , I just saw on your blinkie's that your expecting! Congrats!!


How exciting and good luck!










 

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Tue, 05-29-2007 - 9:45am

I usually am not a fan of retention but it sounds like you are doing it the only right way. He went through his IEP program. His speech issues have been resolved and he is on track for normal development from here on. His repeat of 1st grade won't be the same experience as he's going to be in a regular class as opposed to special ed. He will likely still be the oldest unless there are lots of red-shirted kids (kids who started kindie late) but not blaringly so.

This all makes more sense to me... there was an identifiable problem, you got him the help and resolved the problem, he lost some time and education in the process but thankfully, only a year. If things don't work out, you can always change them. Kids will adapt if they have a parent who listens to them and understands their needs.

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Tue, 05-29-2007 - 3:24pm
Thanks! I've been hit hard with morning sickness and this was a total surprise so it's been kind of hard.. double whammy. LOL But, Aubrey's really excited about it now so that helps SO much. I was so worried.. She's always talking about what names we could use, etc. and we let her be the one to tell our family that we're having another.. so that part of it is fun.

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Tue, 05-29-2007 - 5:34pm

I'm not a fan of it either which is why it was such a hard decsion for me.


Yeah he prob will be the oldes but not really by all that much. I mean if


he were born 6 wks later he'd be going into first in Sep so some kids


will be right around his age and he's on the short side so he won't stand


out like "oh what a big first grader" KWIM? I'm feeling better by the decision


but I still wonder..but I probably always will. A part of me feels like her not


even giving him the chance to show us if he can do it. But the other part


of me doens't want him to struggle so much.










 

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