Report card day

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Registered: 04-28-2005
Report card day
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 7:05am
I wish Braden loved school, but he hates it. :-X

They sent home a table prior to the reports cards going out explaining what the letter grades mean, so that was what I was expecting to see, along with written comments.

We got his report card last night, and there is no letter grade to be found, just comments. There is no indication of how well he is doing in comparision to the other children in his class.

It notes that he has to be reminded to raise his hand before talking at circle time; which I can TOTALLY see, lol.

The teacher also noted that he needs to practice reading more, and that he needs to look at the "clue picture". He seems to do fine with these things at home. I wonder if they are telling him if he is being tested or not when they do these assessments and stress how important it is.

Writing letters, and practicing his name is needed. He also needs to add more detail to his illistrations and to use different colours.

DH was happy with DS report card, but I'm not. I think that at this point a child should be able to at least meet the expectionations, which DS obviously does not; especially with the fine motor stuff. He already has an IEP in place but it is only marked for "accomodations" (ie he gets to use a marker instead of a crayon so he doesn't have to press so hard). I voiced my concerns about the need to lower their expections of him in regards to knowing how to write letters, and that we should get a computer for classroom use, but they felt it was not neccessary.
Should I set up a meeting to lower his acedemic requirements now that I have it in writting that he is not doing well?

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Registered: 11-10-2003
Sat, 02-19-2011 - 10:47am

It sounds like he needs a better IEP.

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Registered: 04-28-2005
Sat, 02-19-2011 - 8:51am
He is in Junior Kindergarten. He has Larsen's syndrome and Pierre Robin Sequence. Basically these conditions affect him physically (fine and gross motor skills are affected).

I guess what bothers me is that they know he has problems with fine motor because of his hands, yet they expect him to do the same work and quality as the other kids.

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Registered: 11-10-2003
Fri, 02-18-2011 - 11:31am

In order to help you, we could use some more information.