I knew that but didn't make the connection when I read that and I was like... ...and I was thinking..... well, that's our Loey!
I prefer "that's our loey" to our neighborhood label of "the unemployed-sickly couple."
I have to attend an IEP meeting for the girl I tutor today and only had 2 days notice to prepare. Selia's mom is a lose cannon so I told her to let me talk. She's got a chip on her shoulder about public schools and has already gotten off to a rocky start with Selia's principal. The meeting is in the Superintendent's Office with an additional 6-7 people. I've attended over 125 IEP meetings and it never involved some of the personnel that will be here today. I know that having 2 children with learning disabilities start a school in March (right before standardized testing) is a teacher and principal's worst nightmare. The school is small and Selia and her brother can definitely impact the overall scores. Average class size is 13 students. When I was teaching I had anywhere from 19-30 (depending on the school). When I did Special Ed it was a smaller ratio. Selia was placed in 5th grade and she's reading on a 2nd grade level (and not fluently). She couldn't read at all when we first started working together. I feel for her teacher and hope the school will let me provide additional support. I would love to be able to volunteer to work with Selia in the school but have to be 100% healthy before committing to anything.
I'm approaching it like a practice job interview. My new goal is to get off of disability and get back to teaching in some capacity (like an aide). So, you never know what today could start. I can't believe how nervous I am. I also still have my "ladyparts" issue so that should be interesting. OK, time to read Ct. Core Curriculum Standards for reading. I spent Monday & yesterday looking up the people who will be at the meeting. I find that humanizes them for me. I know how to play nice within the school system but Selia's mother does not! Hopefully I'll be able to do some damage control today.
Thanks for letting me ramble. I'm also very excited about the meeting.
Sending you all positive energy, healing (((hugs))) and lots of love,
P.S. looks like DH might have a job. It's the one for Medical Monitoring that pays during training and then you owe them a year. It's a more stable and growing field that pays less than a pharmaceutical job but will have more security. I told you all that 2013 is going to be a great year for all of us so HANG IN THERE!!!!