Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Dear Noah....2-4 servings of fruits each day......

You came home from school yesterday and told me you read in a science book that you should have 2-4 servings of fruits each day and 3-5 servings of vegetables each day. Now you have heard this before and have studied it before but for some reason.....reading this in your science book at school seemed to make a huge impact on you. THIS IS GREAT news because it will help you start healthier foods and make better choices!

You were standing in the kitchen talking to me about it...and I suggested we make a food pyramid-type chart and you could keep track of your servings of the different foods each day. I think it will be a great project for like at least a couple of months. We can start this now and continue into the summer incorporating it into an entire study on Nutrition and the Human Body.

I watched you busily calculate things on your see if you had your servings of fruit yesterday. This is HUGE for I am again...thankful.

IEP meeting went well yesterday. The teachers love you and will miss you at the end of the year. You have done so well they really believe you are ready for total inclusion in the regular classroom setting with some brief snippets of time with an inclusive teacher along with anyone else who might also need some additional assistance...for a couple of areas. You scored off the charts with reading....and are at grade level appropriateness....actually ADVANCED for reading the charts they far as figurative language and inferencing and scored very low. COMBINING all areas allowed you to average out to exactly where you need to be.....along with the rest of the class for the appropriate grade level. BUT the differences are extreme in your capability of reading and always understanding what you are reading. SO we have our work cut out for us!

We have already talked about homeschooling during the summer months. You and I are both excited about that. I do love to teach you and I still wish I had an entire room to use as a classroom here or in our future house to be able to organize our school days easier. The way we do it works fine but I would love to have a separate area to use. I am planning on covering a lot and doing a lot of field trips and hands-on activities with you.

Anyway.....a few issues on the IEP....but basically it went well. VERY well. I am proud of you and all the progress you have made and continue to make. I remain thankful.

AND I love you. This morning I heard you playing songs on your keyboard you were making up as you went along. I will post some. The one I would like to post I probably can't because I had no idea when I scanned around the corner with the camera that you were NAKED from the waist down. SO I don't want to get accused of child porn or something by showing your naked butt online. I did take some other clips though and will upload one.

I love you Noah. VERY much!



Melissa said...

Good for Noah for wanting to eat the right amount of fruits and veggies. If only Audrey would feel that way!

It sounds like he's going to enjoy his summer with you and homeschooling. I wish I could work from home during the summer, I would be willing to wake up at 3:00 am to be able to stay home with her, anyway, the meeting sounds like it turned out well.

It also sounds like he's doing really well in school Melinda. You should be proud! I'm proud of him! :)

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Sounds like he's doing good in school. I think it's funny about the fruits and veggies. Yes, Audrey use to love them, but she seems to not like them so much anymore. I guess we all have changes in our taste. Now us old farts like things like broccoli, sauerkraut, they are a stronger vegetable and we can taste them better. Love you both.