Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

1.05.2005

Say it ain't so

My boys brought home their report cards today from the third six weeks.

My eldest, who is bright, but has dyslexia and struggles through a birth defect and some emotional issues, made the A honor roll with nothing less than a 90! The second time out of three six weeks that he made the A honor roll. I'm very proud. He's doing it on grade level, too. The last school we were at allowed him to be out of control. He refused to take tests and they allowed him to sit in the corner and draw so he wouldn't have an outburst when they asked him to do work. Asked him! *shaking my head* They tried to tell me he was two grade levels behind where he should be and they put him in classes with the slow kids. We kept insisting that he was capable and he could do it, but they assured me he was not. They almost had me believing it, too. We put him in a specialized program at a new school and he is like a new child. It is hard for him because they MAKE him work. But, he does it and he is progressing. He is reading books now. Actually.reading.books. It is wonderful.

Hot Rod is in kindergarten, so they don't do regular grades, but he is on target with everything and a little ahead in the reading game. But, the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. His behavior: big X for controls talking. His mom's nickname in elementary school from the teachers: Mighty Mouth.

5 Comments:

  • At 6:29 PM, January 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Homeschool, dammit. No excuses. If we can, anybody can.

     
  • At 6:34 PM, January 05, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Scary scary stuff. Bane homeschooling. I weep for the future.

    *snickering*

    The new school rocks. Besides, my children would revolt with me for a teacher. I would be in a looney bin before a week was through. But, shhh, we've talked about it before. However, we feel that we pay taxes for it anyway, we're going to get our money's worth out of it.

     
  • At 10:22 PM, January 05, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    I was quite proud of my boy!!! Took him to get pizza for a celebration! I would like to drive over to his old school and just use hand gestures to most of the staff, but my "kind-hearted" nature will not allow me to do it:-)

     
  • At 8:28 AM, January 06, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, my feelings, too. I do think I might write the school board members a letter about the quality *excuse me while I spit out the bile that just rose up in my throat at the use of quality and that school staff in the same sentence* of those educators *sneezing bullshit*

     
  • At 6:49 AM, January 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just attach one of the emails Pickle's last teacher there sent you! (of course it is entirely possible that they won't get it, but I am willing to take the chance!)

    Army of Dad

     

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