Monday, May 4, 2009
Mana's new school
Im so annoyed right now. Mana's teacher sent a note home last week saying she needs to talk to me. No specifics. I sent a note back to her the next day telling her I would love to meet up with her and for her to call me. Well supposedly she has been trying to call me all week (i dont believe her) She wrote me another note saying he just sits there all day and doesnt do his work. I got angry and grilled mana. He said he gets distracted by other classmates. In the meantime I called the school a few times and she was either not there or too busy. I finally got a hold of her today. In all honestly I thought she was going to say he has had a hard time with reading or math or something like that. Nope, she had a probably with his organization skills or lack there of. Mind you mana is in 2nd grade. How much organization is required of a 2nd grader. Then she went on to say she is constantly having to talk to him and tell him time and time again to do his assignment and then he just sits there. After about 5 minutes straight of her just talking I asked her what can I do to help him, she said well I don't know but it is my responsibility to let you know whats going on. I then asked about testing for learning disabilities. She proceeded to tell me that that would basically be a waste of time. It takes months and months of meetings with counselors, teachers, principals etc before they will come to a decision on whether or not he will even be tested then it takes some more months for the testing process. This is so stupid. So basically we would be lucky if he got tested by the time 4th grade comes around. What a stupid system. how on earth is this helping a child in neeed. I am meeting with her on wednesday so she can go over with me mana's schedule. This is about 3 weeks too late in my opinion. he only has about 25 days of school left. I have no idea how to help my son and it makes me so sad and frustrated. I really thought she was going to say he is having a hard time with specific topics not go on and on about how he just sits there. In all honesty she didn't sound like a kind compassionate teacher. This sucks. I just hope I can find some other resources to help him. well thats about it, i dont feel better at all. On top of all of that Mana is sick. H got sick this weekend and Im worried about that too. argggggg.