Monday, March 02, 2009

A little catch of what's happening in my world, Part 3

You know I can't leave out my little Red! School is starting to a big challenge with his dyslexia. His science teacher noticed this and called me in for a conference. I need to get back in touch with him this week because State Test starts next week. If he can get the help he needs they will read the test to him. His science teacher gave him test written, and then 4-5 days later he gave it to him orally. On the written test, Red would make a 46 and on the oral test, he would make an 86. He did this 3 times and noticed the 40 or so difference in his test scores. I’m not sure where we will go next year in the 8th or his high school years, but I guess I will deal with that when we get there.
One thing that really bothers me is that he tried out for the school baseball team and track and didn’t make either one. JB is my child that loves sports and will try even harder to make the grade if he is busy with sports. He feels if he could go to one of the county schools, he could make the team because our school system is cliquish. I agree, but we live in the city limits and I don’t see us moving out in the county. I would love to!
JB is a strong willed child and I know he can handle this, if not he could always come back to homeschooling. But, I know JB he will continue to fight for what he wants.
Tomorrow I will try to put a post on a subject that Ami brought up that just seem to fit me at the time. If not I will try and have it up this week!
Ps. I have downloaded Microsoft Word 2007 on my computer. My problem is that I would like to be able to use the fonts and other conveniences that it has on my blog, but don’t know how. If anyone could help, I would appreciate it!


dawn said...

Sounds like a lot going on. Nice guitar for Aron. I think JB will find his way. Colleges have ways to do exams orally too, so I think it will be just one step at a time for him. Too bad about the teams, maybe next year. It is great Aron could help KB with school, that helps him solidify basic facts too even if it is way beneath what he is doing, it gives more understanding to teach it.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about the sports teams but gla that JB is determined to make it work. Determination is half the battle. And it's nice that it sounds like his teacher is willing to work with him, Good luck to him.

jettied said...

now JB sounds like such a fantastic kid to have on any team!!! And I can clearly understand!! I always did poor on tests..ask me and i could answer it!! I hope it all works out for JB!!!