School. The dreaded S word. Ugh.
Today was an orientation day about the changes that are being made to the school this year. Some of the changes are great, like a full time art teacher and music teacher. Other changes I am not excited about like teachers rotating into each class and teaching a specialty. Hello I have a kid with transition issues. After the speech there were new parents touring the school and we went off to visit the teacher Aaron will have for first grade. She is an amazing person and did a ton to help Ryan during one of the worst times for him. The teacher spent endless time with me on the phone and we had very long report card conferences. Ryan was showing Aaron around the classroom and took Aaron to the reading corner and showed him how the “buddy reading” works in 1st grade. It was great to see Ryan showing Aaron his favorite books from that time. There has been quite a shake up at the school with a school close by closing and a beloved charter school expanding. It was nice to see Aaron is going to be in a class with eighteen kids. I think his year will be great.
Of course when it comes to school it is Ryan I am concerned about. This week we start the evaluation process of having TSS services in place for him in the fall. We are also finishing up his Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and our summer school stuff. His behavioral therapist has been with us in school during the year and in her office in the summer. We are starting to work on the new goals of his anxiety and the transition to school. I don’t know what teacher he will have nor do I know much about the third grade teachers. Will he also be in a smaller class like Aaron? I really hope so. We have changes I want made to his IEP in regards to homework and getting OT in school for his hand issues. I am gearing up to fight anew but I feel like I haven’t gotten over last years fight.
I am battening down the hatches for the impending storm.