Saturday, April 5, 2008

IEP time

Max's IEP was yesterday. It all went well. It was very long- almost 2 1/2 hours. I expected about 1- 1 1/2 hours. Going all day to first grade next year is going to be a huge shock to him. He is such a picky eater so eating at school may be hard for a while. He will get extra time for lunch as well since he is such a slow eater. and I mean SLOW! i am hoping he will see all the other kids eating lunches from school and at least want to try them out. He will have a para with him during lunch, at least to start with, so she/he will be able to 'show him the way.'

Another thing- He rides home from school on the bus everyday. Yesterday, I get a call around the time the bus should be getting here. It is school. Max missed the bus and a teacher found him outside walking around!! This is the second time this as happened- not with the bus but that he has been found outside. The other time was during K sign-up so school was not in session but the staff had all the Kindergarten kids in another room doing activities. So Monday they are changing things around with how he gets to the bus. They were letting him walk down and find the teacher that helps him get on the bus all by himself. I am surprised he did it the correct way for that long without running out of the building.


Debbie Yost said...

Oh that is so scary. It is hard to find that happy medium of giving our kids their independence and making sure they are safe. I'm glad he was safe even if he did miss the bus.

WheresMyAngels said...

Ugh, that is not good. But at least the dogs weren't out looking for him (happened with one of my children, who left school grounds, both my girls walked off school grounds on several occasions.

Hope he enjoys first grade. Cheyenne had a wonderful first grade teacher(for the regular classroom, the teacher really worked with and loved Cheyenne, we decided to hold her back one time and it was first grade with that same teacher.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Geez my heart would have been RACING! I'm SO glad he was ok and they are changing things now! Glad to hear his IEP went well, too.

Beth said...

Glad they are making some changes as to how he gets to the bus! I'd have been panicking to get that phone call!