School’s Out

“School’s out, school’s out,

Teacher let the monkeys out!”

The last day of school for our kids was June 4.  They’ve been at liberty for a whole month now, and are busily forgetting everything they learned last year.  Both of their end-of-year parent teacher conferences went well.  After watching Will closely over the second half of the school year, his teacher and the kindergarten teacher both recommended that he progress on to kindergarten next year.  We’re glad to try to make this work because we have been hoping to put him and Anna in different classes.  It turns out that next year’s kindergarten class is quite a bit smaller than Anna’s will be, so he’ll have more opportunity for individual attention.

Will was evaluated by the school district’s Special Ed coordinator and the speech pathologist before the end of the year, and we are hoping to meet with them soon to learn the results.  An early report indicated that he is not showing significant enough delay to warrant an IEP, or individual education plan, which dictates services that the state must provide for a student.  While I want him to have whatever assistance he needs to get up to speed, I’m a bit relieved that his delays are not as signifcant as I feared.  I’ll post an update when we have the results.

In the meantime, here are some photos from the picnic on the  last day of school.

2 Responses to “School’s Out”

  1. Nicki says:

    Wow, they had a nice sunny day for the picnic! I’m glad to see Will and Anna interacting with so many other kids. For some reason, I always picture you all being so remote that they only ever see the other three kids in their class. I know that’s not true, but seeing pictures of a whole bunch of kids all playing together helps me get a better mental image. There are two older girls in that last picture – are they high school aides or something? Please tell me they aren’t 6th graders, because if they are, my ability to judge ages is WAY off.

  2. grandma says:

    Anna has on a cute outfit. and it is great to see the kids mixing with the older kids at their school. Will certainly can climb the wall, walking up your back yard is quite a climb so he has practice doing that.