Voice # 1 Well, this came from left field. We just had an IEP mtg. and he was doing well, right on target, no real academic difficulties.
Voice #2 Although his teacher did gently call him the "sweet, absent minded professor" of the class.
Voice#1 Yes, but shouldn't they have mentioned this possibility weeks ago? And where is he at risk? Does he need help with Math? Reading?
Voice#3 Can't we just help him out at home? Maybe I can talk to his teacher about exactly what he needs. We can work it out at home. 3 Weeks of summer school, even if just in the morning, is a lot to ask of an 8 yr. old boy.
Voice#2 Summer school may help him. I mean he is in Special Ed. Are you really that shocked?Lots of I.E.Ps have "extended school year" written into them. Think of it that way.
Voice #1 I blame this on the school District. This place pushes kids way too much. This would never have happened where I went to school. I mean for gods sake. Around here most kids have 6 extracurriculars after school. It's a pre-pubescent rat race.
Voice #3 If you were in a different school district you might blame them for not pushing kids enough. Be honest with yourself.
And then I took a shower and cried.
Voice #3 It is not such a big deal. It could be worse. For crying out loud.
P.S Today after all this, I get this letter from H's teacher-