|None of these photos from our summer vacation have anything to do with anything in these posts. They just make me smile.|
Baroy and I met yesterday morning with N's teacher about some behaviors (and peer responses) in class that we were worried about--some teasing, some work refusal, some things disappearing from his desk. It was a very productive meeting in which we were able to explain to his teacher, Mr. G, why trying to send N into another classroom with a note for that teacher--as a way to get N out of the classroom so Mr. G could tell the kids there to knock off egging him on with his silly behaviors--would never work. Still...he was trying to get N out of the room to tell the kids to knock it off. That's awesome. And next time, it will actually work, since we gave him much better options than sending our terrified-of-his-peers kid into a room of kids he doesn't know well.
But that's not why I'm writing. N's RSP teacher--who will be the leader on his IEP--joined us for the meeting, and afterward she and I and Baroy talked a bit more specifically about some of the learning issues he's having. Anyway, I asked her point-blank if she thought that he would have any trouble retaining services at all for next year, and she looked at me like I was insane. (Which is very good news, but always knocks me sideways a little.)
And then I said something about wanting to focus on reading, etc., and made a somewhat oblique reference to "and if that means we have to give up some of the current services..." and she stopped me DEAD and said, "I would STRONGLY recommend not giving up ANY of his current services for next year, especially as he moves into middle school. We're seeing such good progress, but he'll need the supports as he moves on."
So, um, yeah. That. Never mind?
(And thanks, you guys. All of you guys.)