Thursday, January 21, 2010


I was just telling Sherry the other day how hard it has become to come up with an original blog. I feel like you have heard it all before, that is why I haven't been blogging on a regular basis. I think I need to start taking notes so when I sit down to write, I have ideas. I also need to be careful on what titles I give to my blogs. I am now receiving on a daily basis, spam from Japan on some product that has something to do with sex, yeah right!?!! I also just received a spam dealing with sleep aides because of my blog titled, "Insomnia"...UGH!!!

Most of the kids are doing well in school, Katie is doing much better now that she sees the reading specialist. Grace is having some difficulties starting to read, I work with her every night, hopefully that will do the trick. I have no complaints about Ted, he received six A's and four B's on his last report card. Robbie on the other hand...not good! I told him if he doesn't get those grades up he will not be involved in any sports this summer. He can do the work, he just does it in such a hurry that it's sloppy, with unnecessary mistakes. He doesn't want to take the time to find the answers in the book, even though they are right in front of him. Helen's teachers have been talking to me about changing her program, they even went to check it out at another school. The head of special education came into Helen's class one day and noticed what a challenge it was for her. She is the one who mentioned to the teachers about this other program. Well, she wanted Helen changed ASAP, and is still wondering why she hasn't been moved yet. I told her teachers I don't want her moved until next school year. Helen has a terrible time adjusting to change, and by the time she would maybe be used to the change, it would be time for school to let out for summer vacation. Months would be wasted on this transition, why not wait until a new year? When explaining things to Helen it takes a lot of times before she somewhat understands, and even more times until she fully understands. I would have months to prepare her, which, in my opinion, would be perfect. I can take her to the new school and we could walk around, or better yet, maybe they have a summer school program there for her. It would benefit her best if we just waited. Her teachers now have designed a special program for her, and they have no problem keeping her for the remainder of the year. I have a feeling I'm going to have to fight to keep her there. Her IEP is coming up, this should get very interesting. I will definitely keep you posted on the progress.

Katie is starting her basketball tournament this week-end, Robbie's starts in two weeks. I really enjoy watching them play, I hope Katie keeps it up. She has been talking about not joining the team next year, I think she was frustrated and a little scared. I saw at her last game that she had more confidence and was a little bit aggressive, but that's a good thing in basketball.

My good friend is renewing her vows with her husband at Mass on Saturday. They have been married for 25 years, she just turned 50 today! Happy Birthday Catherine, and Happy Anniversary Catherine and Doug!!:o)

Until next time-
Take Care,

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