I got so caught up in taking the long weekend off that I got blamuszulled with work on Tuesday.
And I’m really not caring today….
This morning we had a meeting with the counselor of OldMan’s school. We were going over his scores from his WISC-IV test. This was the “IQ” test that he had last month.
Can I just say, I’m SO not the best parent to deal with a child that has a higher IQ than me??
You give me a handicapped child and I’m good to go…I’m used to it, you know?
With OldMan I feel all tied up and probably doing more harm than good.
Oldman missed the entry for the Gifted Classes by mere points. What this means is that he’s still miserable in his classes and the state won’t do anything about it. I don’t know how to help him and encourage him, because the schools’ hands are tied by state numbers. When you piece meal the test apart he is overwhelmingly high in all areas except one….his processing speed. He can’t get what’s in his head down on paper while being timed. The counselor has given us ideas on how to help him over the summer, but honestly? On one side, I feel completely in adequate to do this. On the other side (my mama bear side) I want to yell at those administrators, “Get the hey-hoo out of my way and just let me fix what you apparently can’t do!”
Don’t get me wrong. I’m in awe of what teachers do for our kids, but what else can they do when there’s just so many more kids than there are teachers?? There have been over 700 more families that have moved to our school district since last year. The town that the school district is in has a population of 3500. They already have 4 elementary schools and are building 3 more. What else can they do??
So….that’s where I’m at this morning.
Trying not to vent (failed)….but look for solutions.
By the by….I’ve also been working on some digiscrapping for Stacey. Check em out (ok, so I hate the Spin Me one so don’t look at that one, but check out the rest.)