Saturday, March 14, 2009

a mix of everything!

Well, I am behind in posting so here it is!

Let's see... Ike is doing great sleeping in his "big boy" bed. He generally cries for a few minutes and knocks on his door but that is short lived. I'm waiting for him to figure out how to open doors. Then the fun will really start! I do have the door knob covers. I should put one on before he figures his door out. They never seemed to work for my kids though. They always figured them out within a day. Maybe my kids are just too smart! haha!

Max is using his device at school at times. He doesn't really use it at home. But I generally know what he is trying to say so that is easier for him. He has used it to copy some sentences for homework at home but that is about it. I had his IEP Friday. That went fine. His speech goals are always so vague it's pathetic but as long as they are working on it that is what counts. He dropped PT his last year of Pre-K just because he no longer needed it. He is now in 1st. Now they are dropping OT for the same reason. He doesn't need it anymore. We can always add it back but really he doesn't need it. His OT has always said Max is a "rock star" and is impressed by his fine motor skills. Fine motor has always been a strong point for him. He gets speech every day for 20 minutes then resource (special ed) for an hour each day. We may up that to 90 minutes. Plus I think his resource teacher has him longer times a lot. I really like his resource teacher and Max generally loves her. The last few weeks he has not. She said it is breaking her heart. But she believes he is getting away with stuff with other people and she doesn't put up with that. She makes him work so he is not too happy about that. He'll get over it.

The kids have Spring break next week (this coming week), Really I guess it started Friday afternoon! Last minutes plans we have decided to go to South Padre island for a week. Not looking forward to the 1000 mile drive but the beach sounds good!

I think that is it for now. Everyone have a great week!


Kim said...

Hooray for sleeping in the big boy bed!
Hope you have a great time at the beach! I love the beach and can't wait for warmer weather so we can start taking day trips.

aj said...

WOW - last minute for sure. my Joe could not handle that - there always has to be a plan : ) hope you guys enjoy the beach and time away.

sounds like Max is doing well - maybe the other teachers will get on board and be more firm in making him work some : ) ya'll have fun!

Karen said...

Yeah for Max dropping PT and OT. That's great.

The Munck Family said...

Hpoe you have a great spring break...the beach sounds nice!

I'd still love to see a picture of Max's device...please!

Tracey said...

The beach sounds really nice - but not that long drive! Have a safe and relaxing trip!