He scored well below average in math and reading and slightly below average in writing, so he will have an IEP (Individual Education Plan) in those three areas. I am glad he is finally going to be receiving support services he needs, but was a bit surprised when it was suggested Joey would not be mainstreamed, but placed in a resource room. I have some doubts and concerns to be quite honest. I'm not sure he is going to be happy about the new environment. First, he has never cared for charge, and second, I think he is smarter than that. However, his test scores are not reflecting his intelligence and he just has no love of learning. Zip. Zero. Nada. Again, I blame Grapeview.
I am also worried he will lose opportunities to do the fun classes; i.e. band and exploratory classes. He has really enjoyed drama and choir and band. . . the band teacher totally rocks at HMS and Joey is showing a real interest in playing drums and I want to ENCOURAGE that. We have spent years trying to find something to pique his interest and it appears that band is it or at least playing drums.
I guess we will find out more at the IEP meeting. In addition, I am curious to see what goals and benchmarks they will set for him.
My parents used to tell me they wished I had a child just like me. Well, guess what? You are helping me raise him. . . and what is that saying about being careful for what you wish for?