OT First Day of Preschool

OT First Day of Preschool

Post by NightMi » Wed, 19 Nov 2003 14:00:13



Well, our Ash has survived his first day at school.

His teacher and his speech therapist came to visit just before the bus
brought him home.  They are impressed by some aspects of him and had
questions about others.
About what one would expect.

He took it all in stride, had no problem getting on the bus and being
carried off by himself with no mama, daddy or bawa with him.  He
hasn't acknowledged the existance of the other kids yet, but that will
take time. He apparently thought the balls in the gym were way cool,
was a bit nervous of the bird seed table (I guess bird seed is better
for pre-schooler to put in their mouth than sand?), he wouldn't touch
it.  All in all he had an OK day and romped sufficiently that he fell
asleep on the bus ride home.

kiri was a nervous wreck all day yesterday, packed so much stuff into
his backpack that he had to carry his lunch in his hand, and just
about fell apart after he was away on the bus. We propped her up and
let her weep (the only child off to school weepies (G))
I think she will recover.  *chuckle*

Since some paperwork maven goofed up, we didn't get the usual tour of
the school and chat with the assorted teachers, aides and therapists,
so we are invited to our own private open house tommorow night.  
In the meantime we are scrabbleing to get all the papers and stuff
sorted out.  Somebody messed up so bad that we didn't even know he had
been placed til we got a phone call from transportation Thursday
evening asking what kind of car seat he uses.  And at that they were
ready to transport him to a completely different district.
Fortunately I am the Queen Telephone *** and kiri is an Honorary
Princess in Training.  By afternoon on Friday their were pools of
*** cooling around telephones in offices all over the school
district, and we had apologies, correct information and assurances
from no less than the superintendant of schools and the special ed
placement manager that they had _never_ had any intention of busing
our developmentally disabled 4 year old half way across the county.  I
like to imagine that somebody is at least getting a lecture on the
importance of telling parents that their kid is going to go to school
and where, along with perhaps detailed instructions on putting
paperwork into envelopes and afixing stamps to them.

NightMist
has the *** completely***ed off her fangs, and is well contented
with many kidlet snuggles
--

I'm a little teapot, short and stout
here is my handle, here is my...other...handle?
***y Hell!!
I'm a sugar bowl!

 
 
 

OT First Day of Preschool

Post by Kate Dice » Wed, 19 Nov 2003 19:58:23


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> Well, our Ash has survived his first day at school.

Gently trimmed...

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> NightMist
> has the *** completely***ed off her fangs, and is well contented
> with many kidlet snuggles

Good ole yoo!  Well done!  And well done Ash for coping!

I see you have grown your own Big Scary Teef, and are learning how to
sharpen them on the jugulars of office minions in true traditional
style!

--
Kate  XXXXXX
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Click on Kate's Pages and explore!

 
 
 

OT First Day of Preschool

Post by Debb » Wed, 19 Nov 2003 21:25:52


Word of advise from one who has been there and still doing that--- keep
those fangs sharpened the entire time the kids are in school. After 12 years
I have learned spec ed kids seem to fall through cracks faster than Alice
fell down the rabbit hole. YOUR are your child's advocate and you have to
fight to get them everything they need. Matthew is now 14, in 8th grade.
When he was taken out of the full time spec ed class and put into the
regular classroom, he was promised a special keyboard since his handwriting
is so awful (he has the fine motor skills of a 4 yo). I was fighting for it,
we never got it. Finally got it LAST MONTH! It is fantastic. He types so
fast he can keep up with class notes now, can use it for in-class essays
etc. The teacher just plugs it into her/his classroom computer and they have
it in class info immediately so that he has no unfair advantage of extra
time (which he now has in his IEP so that when he takes the SAT/ACT exams in
a few years they will be required to give him extra time)

Debbi in SO CA

.

Hang in there. You know that my shoulder is here for you.

Quote:

> Well, our Ash has survived his first day at school.

> His teacher and his speech therapist came to visit just before the bus
> brought him home.  They are impressed by some aspects of him and had
> questions about others.
> About what one would expect.

> He took it all in stride, had no problem getting on the bus and being
> carried off by himself with no mama, daddy or bawa with him.  He
> hasn't acknowledged the existance of the other kids yet, but that will
> take time. He apparently thought the balls in the gym were way cool,
> was a bit nervous of the bird seed table (I guess bird seed is better
> for pre-schooler to put in their mouth than sand?), he wouldn't touch
> it.  All in all he had an OK day and romped sufficiently that he fell
> asleep on the bus ride home.

> kiri was a nervous wreck all day yesterday, packed so much stuff into
> his backpack that he had to carry his lunch in his hand, and just
> about fell apart after he was away on the bus. We propped her up and
> let her weep (the only child off to school weepies (G))
> I think she will recover.  *chuckle*

> Since some paperwork maven goofed up, we didn't get the usual tour of
> the school and chat with the assorted teachers, aides and therapists,
> so we are invited to our own private open house tommorow night.
> In the meantime we are scrabbleing to get all the papers and stuff
> sorted out.  Somebody messed up so bad that we didn't even know he had
> been placed til we got a phone call from transportation Thursday
> evening asking what kind of car seat he uses.  And at that they were
> ready to transport him to a completely different district.
> Fortunately I am the Queen Telephone *** and kiri is an Honorary
> Princess in Training.  By afternoon on Friday their were pools of
> *** cooling around telephones in offices all over the school
> district, and we had apologies, correct information and assurances
> from no less than the superintendant of schools and the special ed
> placement manager that they had _never_ had any intention of busing
> our developmentally disabled 4 year old half way across the county.  I
> like to imagine that somebody is at least getting a lecture on the
> importance of telling parents that their kid is going to go to school
> and where, along with perhaps detailed instructions on putting
> paperwork into envelopes and afixing stamps to them.

> NightMist
> has the *** completely***ed off her fangs, and is well contented
> with many kidlet snuggles
> --

> I'm a little teapot, short and stout
> here is my handle, here is my...other...handle?
> ***y Hell!!
> I'm a sugar bowl!

 
 
 

OT First Day of Preschool

Post by nana2 » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 00:53:56


It is not just special ed kids that need their Moms to be advocates.  My
children are both out of college now but I had lovely fangs to use all the
years they were in school.  Many teachers should not be teaching any more.
They can be mean and cruel to children.  Frustration for them should not be
taken out on our kidlets.  I was in the principal's office many times, so
that they new they could not bully me into submission.  Speak up for your
kids, they will tell you all the tales later on when you can't change
things.

--
Sugar & Spice Quilts by Linda E
http://community.webshots.com/user/frame242

 
 
 

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Post by Don/Ge » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 06:16:43


I'm curious--who, or what, is a kiri?
Gen
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> kiri was a nervous wreck all day yesterday,

 
 
 

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Post by geor » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 06:24:01


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> I'm curious--who, or what, is a kiri?
> Gen
> ">

>>kiri was a nervous wreck all day yesterday,

Ash's mom. It may be confusing, but it's a two-mom household.

-georg

 
 
 

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Post by Sharon Harpe » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 06:24:39


Aaaaaah (light bulb moment) - that splains it!

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html
Member of the Houston 2004 Party Animals

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> > I'm curious--who, or what, is a kiri?
> > Gen
> > ">

> >>kiri was a nervous wreck all day yesterday,

> Ash's mom. It may be confusing, but it's a two-mom household.

> -georg

 
 
 

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Post by NightMi » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 16:57:55


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>> I'm curious--who, or what, is a kiri?
>> Gen
>> ">

>>>kiri was a nervous wreck all day yesterday,

>Ash's mom. It may be confusing, but it's a two-mom household.

Yup yup yup!

We are one of those evil alternative families the "I hate everyone who
isn't like me" types keep howling about.

kiri is Ash's bio-mom, she is mom.  Legally I am his stepmother, to
him, his bawa (East Indian for mama, makes life a bit less confuseing
on the homefront).

NightMist
--

I'm a little teapot, short and stout
here is my handle, here is my...other...handle?
***y Hell!!
I'm a sugar bowl!

 
 
 

OT First Day of Preschool

Post by geor » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 20:32:22


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> We are one of those evil alternative families the "I hate everyone who
> isn't like me" types keep howling about.

I'm slowly meeting more and more unconventional families. Keeps life
interesting.

But then, I have a 20-year-old stepdaughter (who at this moment I still
haven't met). I expect her to show up on the doorstep at some point, and
I can go straight to being a grandma. I think that would be cool. I'm
already a great-aunt, since I have nephews older than I am.

Quote:
> kiri is Ash's bio-mom, she is mom.  Legally I am his stepmother, to
> him, his bawa (East Indian for mama, makes life a bit less confuseing
> on the homefront).

It just reminds me of all the names for Grandma and Grandpa. My parents
are Nana and Papa, because their oldest grandchild arrived before they
hit 40, and they weren't ready for the other titles! I had a Meme
because my dad couldn't say mama.

-georg