Friday, May 27, 2016

Jam Packed Friday

Today started early and man was it busy. (Tony worked from home today and Harper is off for Kindergarten conferences so the only one not here all day was Landon.)

Our first stop this morning was at Harper's school for his 9 a.m. appointment. I was eager to hear what his teacher had to say because I know I can see a huge difference in his school work. His teacher basically told me what I already knew (that he's a great student, eager to learn and smart) and that he's surpassed the reading requirement for entering 1st grade. They use an alphabet scale with A being the lowest reading level and Z the highest. They want kids to be at level D when entering first grade and he's a G! I'm so proud of him! Reading is something he loves so I think we'll be able to make progress this summer when we practice and maybe he'll even be higher when he starts school again in the fall. His dad and I are both really proud of him! As far as math and the other core subjects, he's doing great!

After the awesome meeting with Harper's teacher we all headed to the open play time at Rolly Pollies. Dakota missed her session on Wednesday because she and I decided to go and help with the 4 year old graduation ceremony at her preschool. So, we made up her missed session today and Harper was able to join us. Those two had a blast!

After Rolly Pollies we had to go right back to the elementary school for Dakota's speech lesson and then a meeting with her speech teacher regarding her IEP and the plan for next year. Because we'd been running all over all morning both kids were getting whiny and tired so Dakota's teacher cut her lesson short and kept our meeting brief. She went over why Dakota still needed regular speech sessions and told me that she thought Dakota might do better with more frequent but shorter speech sessions. Instead of 30 minutes 3 times a month maybe 2 twenty minute sessions a week. This will all be re-evaluated in the fall when she goes back to school and depend on whether or not she goes to the county preschool or CNS. Decisions, decisions...

This weekend is going to be a busy one for us and we've got a lot of work to do before our upcoming camping trip. Not to mention the vegetable garden that we need to finish planting, the mulch we need to have delivered and spread, and we'll also be prepping for a little Memorial Day get together here at the house. Here's to a happy long weekend! 

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