Friday, July 23, 2004

Summer--calm :)

Having fun on this journey! This week has been Church day camp and so far there have been no negative reports! Yippy! The next few weeks will be down time and relaxing and then we fly to Illinois for two weeks--which are not planned to be hectic just visiting grandma and catching fireflys. Then home and getting ready for first grade--which will be a whole nother story! After the issues of last year I am simply one problem away from homeschooling or some alternate idea.

Kindergarten was a joke. so much in fact I have to crack up because for the whole last quarter we did not do the kindergarten homework--Yet Makala got a STAR for homework on her report card? That is really being in tune with a student if you ask me.... I had even sent a letter to the teacher Re: the problems I was having in helping Makala get her homework done....and never heard a word?I have written the district and asked for an IEP and also asked that Makala be placed in a classroom with a teacher who has some interest in learning and working with me reguarding the attachment issues--I said I am sure there must be a teacher in the school who at least has a passing interest in these issues...

I have been told by many sources that our district is just about the least co-opetive with foster care and adopted families... We had to fight like crazy for them to even stop using her birth last name until the adoption was final--the district has a policy which required them to use it---they would not budge until I called the state education department! I could have cared less but, everytime Makala had a notice it upset her and she worried the caseworkers were going to move her again--or that we were lying to her and she wasn't really going to be adopted.

Thank Goodness the Judge was so wonderful at the adoption ceremony and that is all behind us now!We have considered private school, however--the behavior policies are ones I cannot guarentee Makala will follow at this point and I dread the idea of being kicked out!Anyway--I look forward to the end of summer and getting down to bizz on the therapy. Our next appointment is the 27th!

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