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First 6 weeks of kindergarten


 
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Bev
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PostPosted: October 04 2007, 11:08 PM    Post subject:
First 6 weeks of kindergarten
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I was told at the parent/ teacher meeting this week that my son Noah has not mastered any academic goals. Didnt seem a problem with them but it is to me. I want to know what they have done with him in six weeks? He shares an aide with three other boys in the reg. kinder class room ( I asked the district last year for one on one but they said no). I told them if Noah didnt do well with the four to one aide then i was going to ask for an aide again. It's not working out. This is his third year in the district and really he has not learned anything new from them, I feel it is just glorified baby sitting. I dont want anymore time to pass and Noah not learning anything. He deserves the chance to be taught and worked with. I thought we had it all worked out with goals in his IEP but now I know they are not even working on those goals with him. They set up a meeting for tomorrow to see what we can do since I told them I was not happy and there needed to be some changes. Not sure what to expect from them or what they will say. Im not sure what all I should ask for or say? I know its not fair to Noah that time is passing by him and they dont feel he needs to be taught. On a good note, the class loves him and they all greet him when he comes in and they all want to help him during the day. This makes me happy. He has also adjusted well to the full day kinder routine, he does tire at the end of the day. He spends some time during the day in PPCD but I dont think he is getting any one on one in there like he is supposed to be getting. I just feel he is not getting anything out of school academic wise and I get the feeling his PPCD teacher felt it was his fault not hers, she kept saying, she didnt know what he had attained from kinder. Is this normal and ok?

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PostPosted: October 05 2007, 4:20 AM    Post subject:
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Well, I guess I'd be looking at his day and what it looks like on paper. Also, what kinds of goals does he have listed on the IEP and what did they look like last IEP. Did he meet his goals? Are they too basic? Too advanced for him. Maybe they need to be broken down a bit more? Then I'd wonder how his whole day is. Learning is more then just the IEP. You said he is full day now and kinda tired at the end of the day. When are they doing his learning stuff from the IEP? If he is tired in the afternoons I'd bet he doesn't want to learn much Wink I know I wouldn't! LOL

Every child is different. My son regresses very easily and 6 weeks would not be a good indicator of anything for us. Russell would need more time then 6 weeks before I said I didn't think things were working.

Just make sure they also are documenting well if he is or isn't making progress. How does the teacher communicate with you? Maybe start doing a communication notebook or daily sheets she can fill out. We get one everyday.

Good luck!

A.

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