Our neighborhood school is about a 4 block walk from our house; would be a 3 block walk if I could go the other route but that has a steep hill to navigate while the 3 block route is a gradual incline so bus related issues end in May 2018.
The local school district has "cluster schools" so only some schools have the ACP classrooms. In that respect, luckily our neighborhood school is one of the cluster schools that kids are sent to. The neighborhood school is lower performing compared to schools in higher income areas and has a significant achievement gap between the regular ed student test scores and the special ed student test scores.
Local school district reportedly does terrible with inclusion and as a result, many parents in the area opt to move to a nearby school district that has a reputation for doing well with inclusion.
Add to the mix Pip's small size (he is finally outgrowing the 3T clothes he has worn to preschool for the past 2 years), the fact that he's not potty trained, and my experiences with bullying in school with my adults and it's no wonder I have more concern than faith in the local school.
It sounds like you're not feeling great about your options. Hope you are able to figure something out!
I'm just glad that homeschooling is a viable option for us.
I was beginning to wonder if dh was ever going to graduate (original plan was back in 2013) but he is finally getting close, May 2018 has potential. I pointed out to him that once he graduates, we have a high likelihood of being a mobile family for a few years - moving every 1-2 years - and with that, homeschooling will become the top choice just so that there's some measure of consistency to Pip's education.
On a more humorous note:. In a CD store's group on Facebook a mama was looking for help with a stink issue. Another mama responded with something about Stink issues are generally caused by either too much detergent or not enough detergent. I LOL'd and thought to myself "Yep, that sums it up in a most unhelpful, yet helpful, way."
I don't know why I still bother with CD groups anymore, present company excepted. I haven't been able to sell anything in my local groups. I give advice occasionally, but I feel like there's enough balance in my local group that I'm not some lone holdout who thinks FL is crazy.
I still like CD Tech Support for nostalgic reasons. And I'm glad that it's there and seems to have grown to a size where it's not just the original group that is perpetuating the problem-solving approaches that we were trying to promote in the first place.
I went through recently and removed myself from a few different groups that I wasn't really active in or otherwise just seem to have been outgrown. Hoping that will encourage me to spend less time mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. If not for a couple groups that I need to keep in contact with, I would seriously consider turning off my Facebook account for a few months - I might do that for Lent this year anyway.
I deactivated my FB back in 2012 because I was spending way too much time on it. It was refreshing. The CD board later filled that social media hole in my life LOL. The only reason I started a new FB account last month was to follow my MOPS group. I then joined CD and babywearing groups. I won't be adding any friends this time to prevent going down that rabbit hole again.
Post by beachbum22 on Feb 23, 2018 15:54:33 GMT -5
freezorburn, hey, hi! Nothing new here. Same old same old - taking care of the toddler (she's almost 2), and trying not to murder my 3 dogs.
Actually, I did do something kind of new, and out of my comfort zone.
I am a homebody. I hate having to leave the house with A. But, I know she needs to get out and socialize more.
So, I signed A up for a few classes at the rec center. They were for her age group, and I thought it would be an awesome experience for her. I signed her up for a music class, arts & crafts, and play-doh. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, for 4 weeks. Sounds exciting, right?!
Yeahhh, we stopped going after about 2 weeks, hahaha! Fail.
The classes were only 45 minutes long, but she just wasn't interested in sitting still. She preferred to be running around. I spent the majority of each class trying to corral her, keep her from getting into things, or hurting herself. She fell off her chair twice. Mother of the year award goes to me.
Post by freezorburn on Feb 25, 2018 1:12:09 GMT -5
beachbum22 , Sounds like a great effort and you should give yourself lots of credit. I feel like until DS started to really connect with other kids (he was almost 5 before he did), that playdates or mom/tot classes were more for me than for him. I hope you can find some activity that works for both of you.
Aaargh. You know how I hardly ever talk about any details of my divorce online? Now I'm kinda regretting I didn't write something down, somewhere. I'm being asked to recollect a specific moment in the divorce process, and I have no record of it so my details are unreliable. And my memory sucks. Aaaargh.
Post by freezorburn on Apr 7, 2018 14:08:50 GMT -5
Oh, sorry. It's for my therapist. She's doing some continuing ed and needs to interview people for a study. So I've agreed to participate. I think she's interested in the emotions of surprise around a particular moment. The funny thing is, I remember a particular exchange that fulfills her criteria but I am having trouble remembering precisely when it happened. As in, I can't remember if it happened last year or the year before.
Unfortunately, it sounds like one of those things that your brain won't just let go of and it will probably hit you sometime when you're in a semi asleep state and either wake you back up fully or you'll sleep through it and not remember when you wake up.