Next issue, trying to figure out how the school intends to teach her, it's not clear and I am getting no good answers quickly. I did speak to the ESL teacher today who continues to say how bright Chloe is and then comment that she should be in 8th grade. Whatever. Her opinion, I do not believe so but whatever.
ESL teacher started out working with her "1 day a week for an hour" now it's bumped up to every other day for 3 periods. They are also working to get our wonderful "girl" Vita, to come from the college to help her with translation and learning, not sure how often this will occur yet.
But as we get her homework and it's a regular 6th grader's homework we are struggling to understand what they expect of her. Why are we focusing on cause and effect of sciences when the child can't read beyond a kindergarten level?
Here's hoping the e-mail and note I sent, along with Open House on Thursday Evening can shed some light on what they are going to do to get her the basic foundation she needs for learning. It's hard to look at her and realize she has only been home almost 6 months now, she is doing so well, but it has been only 6 months. Not 6 years. The joys of school.
Kat has not decided she likes school any better on Day 2, Her Royal Highness says all her class has is "a kitchen, blocks, books and seats." What are they thinking? No throne for the Princess? Yeah, she's got issues.
BTW didn't she look adorable today- hey if you gotta act like the Princess ya might as well be cute, right? Don't leave me comments about the leggings- where I got them, CHINA- they are one of the many layers of clothes they use to bundle the kids there. Since our little princess is still hovering at 32 lbs at nearly age 6, she is always cold, no fat on her, and I got these when we traveled for Chloe to put on under Kat's jeans this winter to keep her warm enough.
Today was my first real day alone, I did another 4 loads of laundry and hung it out. I took Chloe to the dentist, we had our final treatment for her front teeth, a new procedure to try to save the front 3 teeth. We will know in 6 months if it worked and we will then bond them and fix the chip that she hates so much. She has been so brave to endure the shots every time, in her upper lip then the packing of antibiotics into her teeth to clear the terrible abscesses she had. So far it looks to be working.
I came home after dropping her off to school, I cleaned house and read some of a book. I am going stir crazy, I am trying to think of this quiet as a good thing, but so far it's just freaking me out. Even the dog is getting skittish, he is barking at nothing. I can't see me doing this day after day. I have to get busy doing something or I am going to get myself in trouble. Not only that, what will I blog about?
NOW I know, this is a crisis!! Nothing to blog about, day after day, of quiet, me and the dog and laundry.........................ahhhh help, I'm looking for trouble.......................................