So, as most of you know, I am apart of a charter, my oldest is 7 and is struggling this year, we all have had a stressful year.
Well, I talked to my ES (educational specialist) today. We talked about my frustrations with the school not meeting our needs to have my oldest evaluated for autism, sensory processing disorder. She also explained how an IEP would work with that school (basically they want go by no child left behind :p) which would mean more hands on and most likely more frustration, but in return he could have therapies. I told her he is getting an evaluation through regional center.
Also, I was telling her how I would probably school a lot differently if we didn't have to meet all the school's regulations. I told her maybe next year I would spend a day just to be sure we have all our stuff for them, but the rest of the time would be our way of schooling. I also said that I wasn't completely 100% satisfied with our math curriculum either. I mentioned trying life of fred or others. She said that it sounds like, for my personal teaching style, that not using someone else's curriculum would suite me best.....wow, she totally nailed it! lol She also said that maybe the charter isn't the best approach for my family. I told her I would see how teh summer plays out and if I could find out way of doing things and try it out in the fall to see if the charter works for us. So, we will see what next year brings us. However, I am looking forward to, and a bit more excited to start fresh again! I am thinking maybe a charter isn't right for us, however the funds are so nice!!!