Can those two thoughts really exist in one title or one thought? Thank you all for the positive thoughts on Cameron’s meeting. If it were enough to adore and wish Cameron well–he would be a straight A student. However, he is struggling so much with the 3rd grade curriculum. I know they say there is a big change in 3rd but things that were just a brief one week lesson in 2nd grade are now expected weekly. Verb, noun, adjective identification was one short lesson last year. Now he must identify them in his spelling list each week. Vocabulary confounds me! It is lesson based but should Cameron really know the various parts of a crayfish. I don’t know the thorax from the abdomen. Are his classmates really using "appendage" in sentences? Regularly? I know his teachers want what is best for him but the head of special education things he should go to a self-contained placement if this current class isn’t appropriate. I will fight to get him into the inclusion class using my favorite "Least Restrictive Environment" argument–LRE! I live by it.
You know though…I am tired of fighting. I guess we all have our challenges in life, the battles we must face. I would just prefer it to be my battles and not my children. You know, leave them out of it. What’s makes us stronger…blah blah blah. Kevin described our relationship as a "train wreck" last week. It’s funny that is the phrase that started our course. I wonder if we were, perhaps, two ships that should have passed in the night rather than colliding head on. But, if I am in this fight, I am so glad to be standing beside him.
Anyway, more testing for Cameron. WISC II, Vineland and a neuropsych. To be continued, I suppose.