Saturday, April 27, 2013

This N That

I haven't been here in a few days!! It's strange, I know! LOL I have 3 different blog posts about 3 different things all about 3/4 written and I can't seem to finish them! My train of thought has been very lacking lately. I've been jumping from one project to the next before I finish the first. I think it's the time of year... school is winding down, Kennedy's IEP meeting is coming up, and even though I'm not really worried, I think I have PTSD. HA! I did just win a copy of this new book on Facebook, so I'm very excited to read it and pass it along to Kennedy's resource teacher.

Don't get me wrong, her school "does" inclusion better than I've ever seen it done, but this is the ONLY place I've ever seen it done effectively! So I'm excited to see what other ideas can be incorporated for Kennedy and other students in the school with special needs. Kennedy has had a great 2nd grade year. She has made gains in every area, some more than others, but her growth has been remarkable, so I'm a happy mama!

Anyway, Kameron just finished up with his play at school. For the second year in a row I find myself kind of wandering around on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons because he doesn't have play practice anymore. It becomes his life from January until April and I find myself amazed at the quality of the production they put on. They work so hard during that time and it really pays off!! This year they did The AristoCats and Kameron played the part of HepCat. 

Even though he's going off to a performing arts type school next year, I'm going to miss him being in this production! I will still be helping out with it and we'll definitely still be going and watching next year's 4th and 5th graders... who knows, maybe Kennedy will want to be part of it in a couple years. ;)

Next up for Kam is 5th grade promotion (aka graduation). They seem to do a good job with it at this school... I didn't pay much attention last year, but obviously I am more involved this year. ;) I am in charge of making the photo slideshow (Me?! Involved with pictures? Never! haha). It should be super fun day on the last day of school... whenever that is... they haven't really said yet. Which is strange. LOL I think they're waiting to see if it snows again. ;)

Kennedy and Keeghan have their last field trip of the year on Monday. They are both going to our local performing arts center to see The Ugly Duckling. It just worked out that both of their grades were going which makes it nice for me. :) Keeghan has had a pretty good Kindergarten year. Academically he has done extremely well... behaviorally, well... let's just say he still has some growing to do. *sigh* Frank keeps reminding me that Kameron was exactly like Keeghan when he was in Kindergarten... full of mischief and... um... naughtyness. (I know, that's not a word. But it applies here.) But by second grade, Kameron was GREAT! I keep reminding him that second grade is a LONG way away! haha This too, shall pass! 

Kassidy is finishing up 7th grade with a bang! She has made some good friends this year and is continuing to love her youth group at church. She decided to take a break from soccer (after this season already started) which was a shock for us since she's been playing soccer since she was four! But she really felt that it was time, so after some long talks, we agreed. She still wanted to be involved in something though so we looked around online and she is now taking sign language classes. She really seems to be enjoying them so far, so we'll see how that goes. :) Thanks to Alex and Leah from Signing Time! she is a little ahead of the game anyway, so that's good! :)

Kennedy is finishing up competition season in dance and it's been a great year for her studio. It's been fun to watch all the different dances and watch the kids become friends over the last several months. She will still be dancing over the summer of course, but it will be nice to have some free weekends for awhile to do... well... whatever we want! ;)

Anyway, that's about all that's going on around here... we have a busy week coming up, but you'll be hearing from me for sure! I also have a great giveaway coming up so be watching for it!!! 

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