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November 17th, 2011, 03:11 PM
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Report Card day at our house.

Kelsey (who is a senior) got 5 A's and 3 B's. So proud of her. She got an A in her freshman college English class, and a B in her college sociology class. Because of her AP/College classes her GPA is a 4.75. Woohoo for her. I think it's her best report card EVER.

Erin got all A's. Shocking I know. She also brought home a pamphlet and recommendation for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. I have been down this road already with Kelsey. They are inviting her to take SAT's. (Yes, the college ones) Have we talked about this program before? Her standardized test scores are so high they want her to take them. Don't think we will participate, but it's nice to be asked.

Andrew and Shane still get O's and G's. Great reports too. Andrew's reading level is determined to be a 7.9. (Seventh grader - ninth month) Not bad since he's only in third grade. His math is a 5.5 level. Shane isn't tested like that at all.

On a side note....I met with the Hearing Specialist for our District and she is recommending Shane have a 504 plan for his hearing. Not really sure how I feel about that. Anyone have experience with 504's? He isn't having difficulty learning so an IEP isn't needed.
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November 17th, 2011, 07:11 PM
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Great job all around!!

I remember taking something (ACT, maybe?) in 7th. I didn't score high enough for any of the stuff they wanted to qualify me for, but I'm thankful I took the test that young. I REALLY helped me when I went to take it again "for real". I wasn't nervous at all, and I wondered what all the fuss was about. To me, it was like going to the doctor... something everybody has to do sometime, but nothing to get worked up over. I think you should let her take it, but that's just me. Who knows? She might get a scholarship or qualify for Davidson or something.

I don't know anything about 504's. Have you talked at length about why they're suggesting it and what good they think will come of it?
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November 17th, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Great job kids!
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November 18th, 2011, 03:44 AM
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Great job all around!!

I don't know anything about 504's. Have you talked at length about why they're suggesting it and what good they think will come of it?
Yes, Right now I just tell his teacher that my son is deaf in one ear. He needs preferential seating and he may not hear everything that goes on in the classroom. Especially if it's loud in there. There are certain places he is going to have a hard time hearing no matter what - gym, cafeteria, outside. I tell his unified arts teachers too but they have 500 students. Shane does not have a visible disability so they keep forgetting. (The gym teacher asked me what has been "up" with him - he hasn't been paying attention. I asked her if she thought he could hear her okay and she told me she forgot he can't hear that well)

A 504 would stipulate preferential seating (and whatever else we determine is necessary) and be a specific document for each teacher to legally comply with. They can't tell me they forgot anymore. This plan would be modified at least every three years (or as often as needed) and can follow him through college. It also entitles him to any services needed at school and any special accommodations that might be needed at any time.

At least that is my understanding. I was hoping someone else had more info regarding that.
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November 18th, 2011, 06:08 AM
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I'd do it, then! Sounds like it might help - or at the very least - require them to make up anything he "misses" when they "forget".
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