Friday, October 24, 2008

what do you think????

GIVE IT A COUPLE MINUTES TO LOAD

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11 comments:

Betsy said...

No, I don't think the first one deserved a D. I think he answered the questions and could recall details. The grades do seem vague. If she could mention exactly what made it a D paper instead of an A, that would be helpful. You could ask how he could raise his grades on these types of papers.
I don't think that's too much to ask. But I see your point about picking your battles, especially when everyone is defensive!

Melinda said...

Betsy:

I have emailed the teacher asking her for specifics. So far no word back. It took almost 3 days before I heard back the first time from her. Sometimes I never hear back.

I am going to have to work on these things here at home with Noah. BUT I also wish they would BEND and work with him on a level more suitable for HIM. I am tired of them always trying to put him in the same box with the rest of the kids. It gets to the point where you have to outline the littlest of things to put it in his IEP because they do not ever seem to realize over and over again, that he will need specific things sometimes in specific ways just to be in that classroom and learn something.

Betsy said...

It's called Modification. One little guy in my boys' class is mainstreamed on almost everything but he needs his homework and tests modified to his level. It's in his IEP but I know his mom has a constant battle in getting it to actually happen.

Melinda said...

Betsy:

haha...Yes I know what it is called and all the details..but the STAFF continue to act like some of the things I request for Noah are something they have never heard of before! A constant battle would be an understatement.

Betsy said...

Oh no, I didn't mean to imply that you didn't know what it was called. I have no doubt you are well educated on all the stuff! :) I was being sarcastic and irritated that they all act like they don't get it or don't want to do it. If it's the same at our school, it must be a common problem. I'm just frustrated for you!

Anonymous said...

bottom line is that the teacher needs to tell you what is missing in his response. if it is an area of difficulty then she needs to make provisions for him-you do need to get that into the IEP-that way he will get extra help too. do not stress too much about grades...writing response is SO hard over all esoecially for boys in general because they tend to not like to write too much. I would just talk with her to see how you can guide him and I would ALSO ask for an example of a "4" so that you can see what it looks like.

Melinda said...

haha..no problem....I did not take it that way. I get extremely frustrated at the staff at the school......

Melinda said...

anonymous.....yes I agree! I have asked for those things......let's see if I get them! ;)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh. I wish you had laid the paper down. I almost got motion sick.

Somebody always laughed when I took movies as I had a habit of moving the camera all around. Remember those films?

Today, October 25th, is my birthday -- I am 74 years old.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Forgot to say that I think the job he did was the way he understood what he was supposed to do. I don't know why he got a D. It seems like the teacher is forgetting something.

Jenn said...

I think that Noah should be allowed to use a computer for all of his written assignments both in class work and take home assignments.

I'm not saying that handwriting skills are not an important to use but with the use of a computer he could have the chance to express himself a bit easier.