Category Archives: My Journey

Counting down to getting some answers

Mike started his third week in 1st grade today and already the school year has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Before kindergarten ended, Mike was assigned to a 1st grade teacher with a PhD in autism. I e-mailed her a … Continue reading

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Promotion to first grade!!!!!

I have been nervously awaiting Mike’s report card for the last term. I was wondering how Mike would be marked for progress in the different areas of reading, writing, math and science. I was shocked when I looked at the bottom … Continue reading

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Going ahead with first grade nervously

The drama of this school year has not ended. Originally, my plan was to put Mike in first grade and have the remedial program as a safety net if he needs to fall back. But now it turns out the … Continue reading

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Doing my homework for the new school year

I am so happy I made time to volunteer for Mike’s school’s book sale. I became my younger tenacious self and took advantage who was standing before me. After my son’s class left the book sale, two other classes rolled … Continue reading

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Academically ready for first grade but………..

I went into shock a few days ago when Mike’s kindergarten teacher told me that Mike is academically ready for first grade. So what happened in the two weeks since I met with the principal? I don’t know. But I … Continue reading

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Slowly adjusting to Mike being held back for next year

Mike is not repeating kindergarten next fall but he is not going to first grade, either. His kindergarten teacher, along with the district’s other kindergarten teachers, have been working on an in-between program. I have agreed to allow Mike to … Continue reading

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The question of first grade could be answered soon

I finally had it with my nerves. Mike’s teacher still hasn’t decided on whether he will be promoted to first grade. I really don’t want to pressure her but I want to know whether I am in La La land … Continue reading

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