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Member Since 30 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 08 2007 08:24 PM

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In Topic: 504

27 August 2007 - 06:28 PM

I have a question regarding a 504 as well.......my daughter already has an IEP, and is in special ed for speech. Do I still need to request a 504 plan, or can I just address these issues at the next ARD meeting?

This stuff is SO confusing it makes my head spin sometimes. She is just starting kindergarten this year (tomorrow actually, sniff sniff), and I'm giving it a trial run. I'm all geared up to homeschool though if it doesn't work out. I really am not ready to send her off to full time school yet. She was so sick for the first three years of her life, and I feel like just as she starts to get really fun...I have to start letting go. I'm going to be a mess tomorrow, lol. Isn't is supposed to be the kids who cry on the first day of school????

How exciting! You will be fine! IEP and 504's are tricky stuff. Depending on what your IEP states you should be covered. I would suggest reading it over before your next meeting. You can always add things to an IEP at any point if you are not happy with what is happening. An IEP is usually much more specific than a 504. I would make sure that your IEP states that you child has extra time to complete all assignments (This is very important if she is absent from school due to doctor visits.), bathroom visits and nurse visits as needed. You may also want to include snacks as needed. This may be done in the classroom or the nurse's office depending on the teacher.

I am a sixth grade teacher and have a minor in special ed.
Feel free to e-mail me at my home account if you have questions this school
year - sedunk@yahoo.com

Good Luck and Happy First Day!

Ms. D

In Topic: Kindergardener Using Her Celiac To Get Out Of School...how Do I Deal With This?

21 August 2007 - 08:55 PM


I am a sixth grade teacher and I will tell you that it doesn't get easier with age. I have had both ends of the spectrum. From students crying wolf, to students who refuse to see the nurse when they really need to.

I would suggest a reward system or sticker chart for good behavior. If she doesn't cry wolf I may offer a special
snack or free time. I would also explain how serious it is to pretend to be sick.

Good luck

In Topic: Organic gluten-free Black Hair Dye

16 August 2007 - 11:32 AM

I finally got so frustrated with sores and losing hair that I stopped coloring at all. I still have days when I stand in front of the hair color in the store and look wistfully at all the pretty colors. I tell myself every morning that I like my salt and pepper, that people pay good money for highlights that I have for free, someday I might start to believe it. :D A white streak can be quite dramatic, want to trade for my all over whites? Just kidding of course.

You are so funny. I am 33 and teach 6th grade. The white streak may be a bit too dramatic, hehehe.
I will post more information if I find it.


In Topic: Organic gluten-free Black Hair Dye

13 August 2007 - 08:06 PM

DON'T USE HENNA You can not use henna over a regular hair dye, it will actually say this on the box. It will cause your hair to break off or worse. If you want to use henna you will need to let your hair grow out completely and then cut off the dyed part.

Oh no! Thank you for the heads up! I have really long hair and that would be bad if it broke off! I just don't know what I am going to do!

In Topic: Organic gluten-free Black Hair Dye

13 August 2007 - 09:44 AM

Have you tried Whole Foods, Do you have a Sallys they have nothing but professional hair products.



There is a Sallys about an hour away from here. I will have to check it out. I just found out that Henna is also gluten-free. I have never used it, but am willing to try anything at this point. IS Whole Foods then name of a Store or Product Line?

Thank you so much


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