Back in early February I wrote a post when facing a really big parenting challenge. I had to make a choice, a hard choice as to my son’s education. Was removing him from his reading intervention program going to damage all he has done so far? Will allowing him to be in a general education classroom set him up for failure? Could he manage in a general education classroom and succeed? All these and a billion more questions raced through my mind over and over again for the days leading up to the IEP meeting. For those of you who may not know what that is, the term stands for Individualized Education Plan.
Once he was removed from the reading intervention Bugs’ entire schedule changed. This of course worried me. Again with the million questions…could he handle all the sudden changes to his schedule and the new teachers and student in his classes? Would they welcome him or not understand him?Oh the uncertainty is what drives me just a little bit nuts.
While socially he was showing great improvement with the change and he dealt with all the sudden changes quite well I still wasn’t quite sure how he was doing educationally speaking.
Well, he got through his first full six weeks of classes. Progress reports came home just the other day. And I just have to tell you, I knew something was up when he walked to the car after school with his little smirk and he waved at me. That smirk turned to the biggest smile as he tried to be coy. “mom, I got called to the counselors office today.” Worry wart that I am, I asked why, is everything ok? So he proceeded to tell me step by step what happened and then he surprised me!
He handed me a school honor roll window sticker to put on our car! Bug made the HONOR ROLL! For the very first time ever he made the honor roll. He was so proud of himself and had every reason to I might add. I was beyond happy! I could feel my eyes well up with tears. I’m so proud of him. So did I made the right decision? It looks like I did. On to the next challenge!
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