Good Monday morning!!........m

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Good Monday morning!!........m
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Mon, 09-18-2006 - 7:59am

Now that all our school aged children are back in school, I was wondering if you had any comments about your children's teacher(s)??!!


This year our school is over crowed so they had to bring in trailers!!

Maria :)                


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Mon, 09-18-2006 - 6:23pm
Hi there my kiddos have been back for 5 weeks now.I hear you about the over crowding.My kids school has over 800 kids but 750 is the capacity of the school. Some of the sped classes are in work rooms.We are a very fast growing school district and a new elementary is opening up the road for the next school year so that should help. Well so far David is improving in class and trying to finish his class work.My oldest ds is doing well so far this year as well. Our school started a new progress report that is more detailed so we can se exactly how they are doing.David so far has a 100 in science that is amazing for him.I really hope he keeps doing well this school year.I am sorry to hear that your dd teachers are yelling.I hate it when it seems teachers like to yell my 6th grader doesn't handle that well either.Our school is a prek-6th elementary so my oldest will start junior high in 7th grade.


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Fri, 09-22-2006 - 10:23am

Some good, some not so good, but mostly good this year.

Cait- 7th grade this year. She has the same AS support teacher as last year. I am slowly getting this lady to follow through to the level I would like. She has all the right words but no follow through for the kids. But it is a struggle daily to get her to continue to provide the supports Cait needs. As soon as I back off a little, so does the support. I am not sure about the new aide Cait has with her in mainstream classes. She does NOT give me the warm fuzzies, lol. Need more time to decide on her.

Cait's math/science core teacher seems really good this year and I am happy with that. Her LA/soc. studies teacher is really young and the jury is still out on her. She hasn't been at school for 2 weeks and isn't due back until october due to some stomach issues. There has been no notice to the families, no grades recorded, nothing. The info I am getting is from Cait. I am not particularly thrilled with that at all.

Mike-5th Is mainstreamed nearly 3/4 of his day (YIPEEEEEEEE). He has the same SDC and aide as last year and they are AWESOME!!!!! His mainstream teacher is Cait's 5th grade teacher and I really like her. We had some differences of oppinions but she always always tries her hardest and has the kids best interest top in her mind. I respect that alot so we always work well together. I actually requested her.

Emily -3rd has a teacher who has been teaching 1-2 for years but is brand new to our district. She is awfully soft spoken and sweet. My boys would walk ALL OVER HER but she is fabulous for Emily. She is also a musician so will be teaching the kids music this year and maybe starting a choir. Music is big in our family so this I love!

Dave-1st - Has Emily's first grade teacher and I LOVE her. I specifically requested her as well (can you tell I am in good with the principal?). She went to elementary at our school and has been teaching there for 31 years but doesn't look a day over 45. She is very structured but calm. Nothing riles her feathers and nothing gets past her. She loves the kids but treats them all equally. No favoritism, no yelling, and lots of learning. She controls the classroom with an iron fist that is well padded, lol.

We have some struggles this year. Mike's extra mainstreaming time is definitely pushing him to his limits as well as his triennial testing. Cait's lack of appropriate support in middle school has been trying but so far this year she is doing better than last (I think). And Dave is struggling to keep his sensory issues and behaviors in check with full day of school. He also has been referred for an IEP for speech again and I know more issues are on thier way.

That's our year thus far.

Renee

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Fri, 09-22-2006 - 4:13pm

Is school aged college level, too? My yds, Tyler, is in Job Corps. He became suicidal about a month ago or so. When he told whoever was on at the time (It was at night.), they did take him to the hospital. *****They dropped him at the door of the ER and, basically, told him that they would be back to get him "whenever."***** So, not good! He has to be on meds and see a therapist for 60 days before he can go back. I have been trying to decide when to call their administrative office (the BIG one, not the local one!) and let them know that if anything had happened to him, thier rear-ends would be in a sling. If I call now, I don't know if that hurts his shot at getting back in. If I call later, I don't know if I he will get back in and then if I should have called earlier to help give him his shot... KWIM? He's 18yo. I know that I can't make any decisions for him or anything. BUT, as his mother, I can let them know that I would have sued, I would have won, and they BETTER change their policies on how to handle this AND put whoever's rear-end did this in a sling!

Okay, there's my rant. LOL





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Fri, 09-22-2006 - 5:30pm

100% in Science??!!!

Maria :)                


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Fri, 09-22-2006 - 5:38pm

Sounds like you have your hands full!

Maria :)                


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Fri, 09-22-2006 - 5:40pm

What a tough situation to be in.

Maria :)