Tuesday, January 29, 2008


My basic socks are finally finished. Geez... Not knitting for so long, it felt weird at first but happily to report picked it up like riding a bike.....
Knit Picks merino sock yarn in Spring Prairie

still have lots of WIP top get to this one first because I didn't have to figure out where I left off....piece of cake...
thinking of using up some sock scraps into a blanket too.....Any ideas?
Hmm mitered squares which would take a TON of them, of plain garter stitch using one odd ball after another..

Updates with my son.. well thats a whole other issue. I was at the school and I was inquiring as to why the teacher isn't wiring in my sons notebook daily. (she only agreed to write positive things and nothing else?? which is stuff like, he shared nicely during choice time or he worked hard on project time or good listening at lesson time, etc.)) Well, the principal pulled her from class to speak with me since her last entry was 11/15/07 and I'm thinking she's had nothing positive to say about him since minus his absences and holiday break of course....
I also informed the school nurse (following the protocol I was told) that the medical team of DRS has requested a detail log on not only medical issues but behavioral as well.
So the teacher comes to the nurses office to speak with me. I had the nurse back me up on this subject. I asked her, first she says she's forgot, oh but he has mentioned it to me, and I haven't had time. It's required but also was agreed upon during team meetings at the school which she was present and had alot to say about it too..
Excuses I swear! So She asked about he's meds and what about his ADD...Informed me that his attention and inattention and behaviors she doesn't deal just ignores him and has been since school resumes Jan 2nd!!
I also informed her that the DRs agree he should be treated with med for ADD but can NOT at this point because of his health and new medicines and issues going on in the brain until they can get those better under control he can not be treated for the ADD....
He's NOT even that bad either if you talk with him and explain things to him he will cooperate and be very sweet!
She stands their and continues to tell me the same thing and still refuses to comply with the dr & nurse about the communication log
Then I had to interrupt her and ask then whats going on in class then??
Her response is that she she ignores him and his behaviors and just goes on with ignoring him?
So then what are you teaching him?!
She seen the kids coming in from the playground and left me standing there with the nurse..Nothing!
Don't they have to deal with him??
Why avoid whatever is going on? I don't' understand I'm not there so I don't' know

I spoke briefly to his psychologist and he suggests I call the state on this??! I don't' know I'm hesitant.. We are going back to the hospital and seeing the neurologist tomorrow who want the responsibility of all issues and the responsibility of treating all issues..

So yeah why not avoid confrontations with him teach him that he can do or say whatever he wants with no consequences.. ohh Great! What is everyone teaching him and what is this going to be like? With me he's better but probably because he's such a suck up and mommy's boy too!


pigbook1 said...

Love the sox. I have to agree w/ the psychologist, call the state.
Good luck!

Andrea said...

The socks are awesome!!! I also agree with your doctor, call the state. Don't give an inch. You don't want your son falling through the cracks. I'd be a thorn in that teacher's side.

Devorah said...

In most locales, insubordination like that would be cause for the principal to write her up. Enough write ups could eventually lead to the loss of her job. If the Principal is not doing his/her job in regards to, now, regularly checking that log, then he, too can be brought up on charges.

I'd give her a little more rope -- say a week -- and then start to tighten the noose by insisting on disciplinary action and call the State. It is multiple defiances that can lead to loss of position. There are Federal laws to protect your son from just this situation.

Unfortunately, I have learned these lessons from a pit bull of a principal who finds reasons to go after people. The lessons do work for those who deserve it and it sounds like this sorry excuse for a teacher does deserve it.

Good luck!