Apparently i wasn't the only parent confused about Fridays holiday.
The school board sent out emails, texts and calls to clarify how this holiday came about.
"The ministry of education provides a set of parameters that directs each school board when they structure their school calender".
The holiday came about as a means to balance the number of school days in each semester. 🤔
Parent teacher phone interviews were last night. I got scheduled for the same block of time for two teachers. That was a fun juggling act.
I didnt get a full interview with DD's teacher as she had a family emergency and had to go. We will reschedule.
Little M is actually doing so much better this year BUT is bossy, buds in when she shouldn't and appears to have memory recall issues.
DS is doing better. His teacher is really advocating for him and has gotten him into out of class help. He has almost grade level comprehension when he is read to but reading himself is a huge challenge. The testing from the pediatrician should help get him the specialized testing to pinpoint his learning challenge.
Big D. Oh Big D. He brought home a report from his in school OT. I asked if any of her recommendations had been implemented in class and his teacher said she hadn't even seen the report but would address that as soon as she was done on the phone with me. D has fine and gross motor issues. Mainly a lack of strength. When he writes or draws its very light. So light in fact it did NOT show up on the smart board back in jK. Thats when his referral to OT was sent. We have things we do here at homr as per his OT he saw over the summer.
He is also fidgeting alot, gets up, never sits still. He has been like that ever since he figured out how to sit up and stand. He never says he is in pain but he appears uncomfortable. He is getting referred to the pediatrician for his joints AND that i cannot get him to gain weight at all.
A pencil grip and a bouncy band will be ready for him Monday.
Big D loves dinosaurs. Wh showed him a trailer for the newest Jurassic World movie. It starts in the age of dinos with two alphas fighting (trex and something else) one killed the other and it fades out from the dead one to a helicopter flying chasing a Trex. The words "65 million years later" appear on the screen. Big D read that out loud...
There is nothing wrong with his reading!!!