MomkeyParticipant20 hours, 1 minute ago
I get you Gaamy! Although, I finally was able to get an appointment for Kaylyn for this Friday to start her testing! So if she needs an IEP, the school will start the process of getting her an IEP! I’m told by one person Kaylyn is doing great, the teacher found something that works! The other is asking about the paperwork to start the testing! No one ever seems to be on the same page! The school brought in a behavioral therapist, and the Therapist says she is doing great, but yet I am being asked about when her testing is! I am STILL waiting for the meeting between the teacher, me, and the principal’s! I am about to scream, or explode!!! And my MIL is riding me about the testing too!
MomkeyParticipant23 hours, 3 minutes ago
I can understand that Magster! I can’t WAIT for this year to be over, yet, I can wait!
The adjustment period was rough, for both her and I, but for me only because the teacher rubbed me the wrong way!
MomkeyParticipant23 hours, 30 minutes ago
You guys are making me wish there were a Meijer near me! :/
MomkeyParticipant1 day, 1 hour ago
Kaylyn loves it! She tries so hard to follow the rules, she cried this morning because we forgot to clean the nail polish off her nails! (Against school dress code to wear nail polish to this school! The teacher said, other teachers are bothered by that, but she don’t care! So, now she is going to go higher on Kaylyns I love this teacher scale!!!)
Not for a while here! I will wait for the bugs to get worked out of it!
OH, and they are saying the winter this year is going to be worse then last year! :/
I live in the upper north east part of Illinois, almost into Wisconsin (Only 20-30 minutes from the border)! It does get cold, very cold here! I live 1 1/2 miles from the lake, and Kaylyn’s school is 1/2 a mile from the lake, so it gets super cold there, and last year they only had 2 snow days while the public schools had a lot more snow days! And the snow likes to stick! I could not wait for it to melt last year, brrrrr! We had a lot of days where it was -20* out, and still had school!
Snow pants and coats are usually easy to get away with having big in sizes, the coats almost have to be bigger in size so they can wear the extra bulk of the snow pants underneath, but the boots, not so easy, they usually trip more often then not, because of the extra length in the toe area!
Now, because of how far north and how close to the lake we are, I have to put Kaylyn in her school sweater, snow pants, and winter jacket (which can be a bit bulky)!
MomkeyParticipant3 days, 21 hours ago
And that is not going to slow her down! No no no! That just encourages them to figure out how to go faster without crashing!
Other than the same tips to hide stretch marks (vitamin E oil, and/or cocobutter), I have no tips, I’m learning now too! My six year old is a little dare devil!
MomkeyParticipant4 days, 3 hours ago
I’m with Magster! Although, my daughter is kind of on the petite side! Her Grandma bought her overall snow pants that were black when she was 3! She is 6 now, and now I will have to invest in a bigger size! You might be able to get lucky and buy a pair of snow pants and use it for 2+ years because some of them are adjustable! I need to try and find a pair of snow pants that is cute so Kaylyn will want to wear them! She don’t like wearing anything that is “Not Cute”! LOL!!!
As far as boots are concerned, they will get constant use from my daughter, so I like to get her a good warm pair! She will wear them going to school, and change to a pair of dress shoes when she gets to school! (Although, last year she wanted to wear her boots all day! So, I may buy her a dressier type pair of boots this year! Obviously has to have running capabilities too!)
I honestly don’t think rain pants will cut it for how cold the snow will make them, although, if it don’t snow much in your area, it might be okay!
MomkeyParticipant4 days, 3 hours ago
Wicked is my all time favorite musical
Kaylyn would say Frozen!!
The voice actress for Elsa in Frozen is also the Actress who did Elphaba in Wicked!
I agree that in the higher grades, especially when they have to write reports, the harder math and such, but my daughter is pretty good in addition and subtraction, I don’t even have to sit with her to do them, and she is in first grade! But after school she would rather play or gardening with her grandma! She does not watch much tv! And the school recommends exercise and swimming for her, but her evenings are consumed with homework! Not as much now as was in the first week of school, but it is a struggle to get my over active 6 year old to sit down just to do homework, when she had to sit most of the day at school!
Thank you Magster! It does get annoying! And I am sure they do get caught before they go live, and the only way to stop them from continuing is to report them!
Oh, and the Walmart shoes depend on which ones you get! Don’t bother with the pairs under $10! They scuff easily!
I got the smart fit from Payless shoes for Kaylyn last year (she is rough on her shoes too) and they held up all year!
MomkeyParticipant6 days, 23 hours ago
I would be on board with it too! They are in school for most of their day as it is, with homework, they may as well be in school the whole day! My poor daughter is in school 7 days a week, but the weekend schools isn’t as long! Mon-Fri elementary school (7 hours a day), Sat Swim school (30 minutes), Sun Sunday School (1 hour)!
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MomkeyParticipant1 week, 1 day ago
Hopefully by running into that child in the park, it will open other doors with other kids in her class! I do understand ice breakers like the stickers! Although, Kaylyn don’t need ice Breakers with kids her age, she needs it for the adults/teachers! LOL!!!
MomkeyParticipant1 week, 3 days ago
I always just gave whatever my daughter was going to share to the teacher or had my daughter give it to the teacher! I figured if it was allowed, she would do so! If not, she would send it back! Nothing came back, and Kaylyn always came home with one! The kids have to have healthy food for snack, I always pack extra because my daughter shares with her friends who may have brought chips, or something not allowed! Her school encourages sharing though!
MomkeyParticipant1 week, 4 days ago
It does make sense! I was recommended on getting my daughter into a regular exercise regimen to improve her focus in school! But I am doing things in steps! Saturdays she start swim classes!
MomkeyParticipant1 week, 6 days ago
This week Homework has gotten a bit easier, well, quite a bit easier, it only took 20 minutes to do it!
Every day they have to practice site words, 92 in total, well, Kaylyn only missed 8 out of the 92 yesterday!