Today were the final report card conferences for the boys. At the end of the year they just send home the grades. It was a mixed bag.
Aaron is doing phenomenally. He is getting a special award for reading so many books this year, 520 at last count. He is so driven when it comes to school and he loves it. I am overjoyed he had the same teacher Ryan did. She is the rare special teacher who puts everything she is into her job. I told her what teacher I’d like to see Aaron with next year and she agreed.
Ryan is also doing well. His lowest grade was a C but that was in all the major academic subjects. He fights very hard for his C’s and he did get some A’s and B’s as well. We discussed his placement for next year. The school is doing away with the idea of all the IEP/behavior issue kids in the same class. For that I am overjoyed. Ryan did not do well behaviorally surrounded by kids acting out like he does. He tends to rise to an occasion and is usually better behaved when surrounded by more typical kids. They are going to stop labeling him learning disabled next year and he will no longer be pulled out for reading. I am actually happy about it for reasons I can’t discuss here. (Feel free to email me for details.) Second grade was the worst. I was walking with a friend this morning and she really had me hopeful for next year. She had lovely things to say about the third grade.
I kinda can’t wait for these last six weeks of school to pass quickly. Even though having them home is going to be hard I welcome washing away the bad taste of second grade. Although I have to work from home and work at the bar I have done it before. They will have a ton of activities and I really look forward to home school summer school and working in fun and interesting places. We have plans to do activities and see things. It will be full on Mom camp far from the issues we have been fighting with all year. Right??