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Validation from the public school

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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 We pulled my youngest from in Kindergarden when it was apparent that due to her health issues, the public school was not a good fit.  She's now in the 3rd grade.  She has struggled for awhile with reading comprension and with some communication delays.  In first grade I went through special services to have her tested and all they were concered about was getting her "back into school." Their solution for her chronic pain was to provide a cot for her in the nurse's office.  Needless to say, we did not go back.  Last year we moved to another school zone, and the homeschool teacher approached me about trying special services again.  We've continued to work with her over the summer and were able to manage her pain levels, which has made a tremendous impact.  She met with a reading specialist and a speech therapist several times over the last month.  Yesterday we had a meeting with them and they both told us that she scored average for her age in most areas.  On one test in speech she was just below average and on one reading test she scored above average.  They told us that academically she would fit right in with other 3rd graders, which they said showed how well whatever we were doing with her was working. They also told us that because those tests were in short, one-on-one testing situations (i.e. "no distractions") that it shows she's academically capable, but that she would really struggle being in with 28 other kids.  They said that she was exactly where she needed to be - at home. :)  I've never had any doubt with her about whether or not homeschooling was best, but it's so nice to hear it from someone else, especially someone within the public school system

by on Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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Wow!  That's awesome!  You have really done a great job with her and she is blooming.  Be proud of yourself and of her!  You two are great together.

kmath
by Silver Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM

that is great! 

usmom3
by BJ on Dec. 3, 2013 at 12:32 PM

 That is wonderful!

Bleacheddecay
by Bronze Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Validation is great! *HUGS*

Bethbeth
by Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 3:35 PM

so awesome! I'm so glad she is thriving at home. you're doing a great job!

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM

That's wonderful!

celticdragon77
by on Dec. 4, 2013 at 8:42 AM

That is really awesome. = )

Bluecalm
by Bronze Member on Dec. 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM
Great job mama!
TidewaterClan
by on Dec. 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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That is fantastic.  It doesn't get any better than the ps letting you know you're doing a wonderful job.

LilliesValley
by on Dec. 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM
Yeah! Good job!
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