Friday, May 30, 2008
Much to my relief school is out for summer. I just feel better having her home with me. I know that here she will receive the utmost attention and be included in all activities. I have witnessed first hand Tru being excluded from the class. I'm not just talking about the field trip incident either. It was little things I saw when I would pick her up or swing by when I was volunteering. The class would be singing and dancing and poor lil' Tru would be sitting by herself away from the entire class. I'm not blaming the teachers, even though it's their responsibilities to include all the children. There is only so much 3 teachers can do with 25 students. I have already enrolled her in a smaller school for next year. I'll have to put her on the bus, but by the time school comes around again, Tru's little sister, Avahlee, will be here. This new school only has a class of 17 or 18 kids, but there are 8 different women who help with the kids. Both my husband & I think that ratio is much better. I have spoken with the teachers, bus drivers, and cooks & all of the ladies appear to be caring, loving, and concerned individuals. The classes are Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. - 12. I really like that. It's been so hard for me to have to let her go. I even admit that I did keep her home a couple of times and pick her up early just because it was a beautiful day outside. I know that sounds terrible, but . . . well there is no excuse for it but I couldn't help myself. Now we have the next 2 1/2 months to do as we please. YEAH! Yesterday we went to the park. Tru had a blast. I helped her crawl up the slides and all over everything. And of course. . . she had to swing. Then we went and got ice cream and visited the old folks home. It was a tiring day for her. She slept all night and in late. Today is a lame day though cause I'm not feeling the best. My third trimester isn't starting off all that hot. It won't hold us down though. I am planning a trip to the pool soon. We can't swim in the pond cause there is bacteria in it that could harm Avahlee. We'll I've got to go entertain the little one, PAINTING since we are staying inside.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Well, I have spoken with the teacher about Tru attending the field trip next year. Well, I tried to speak, she brushed me off and said we would talk about it next year when the time got closer. I have written the incident down and tend to bring it up at the meeting that is setup for the end of the year. I can't wait till this teacher retires. She is a royal pain in the arse. Those kind of people are everywhere though. I have learned to deal with them rather nicely though. If I have to deal with them at all, that is. The book fair was a great success though. They raised money and bunches of children got wonderful books. I also made some wonderful contacts. I am going to look into a couple other preschools for next year. I got to meet the ex-president of the PTO, that no longer exists. The PTO is in limbo. The ex-president also has a special needs child, so we hit it off right away. We exchanged numbers. She's the one who actually referred me to the preschool that I am looking into. It is a church based school, but I have actually attended that church before and I really enjoyed the setting. That was almost ten years ago, but my sources tell me that not much has changed. I wouldn't mind going back to church myself. I have the time now. That was always my excuse, I had to work most weekends and nights so I couldn't attend services. Anyways! (My mind was wandering.) I am also looking into the Co-op based preschool for next year. Tru has caught onto the schedule of being in school and seems to care less if I stay or not. I may hang around for a few, but I've learned to let her be a little more independent. She is growing up so fast that is scares me. She is going to be a big sister in August. She knows it too. We bought her the Dora edition of becoming a big sister and talk to her about it all the time. Now that I am really starting to show, she will come up and lift up my shirt. (She is going around and lifting up every body's shirts now.) I tell her that her little sister, Avahlee, is in there right now. Every once in awhile, if she's feeling real lovey, she'll kiss my belly. She was mad at me the other day though, cause I made her come inside, she walked over to me after pouting for awhile and lifted my shirt and smacked my stomach. I was so shocked. I grabbed her hand and sat her down and gave her a three minute time out. I didn't yell, but I firmly told her that wasn't nice and that she wasn't allowed to hit people. She hasn't done it again and I haven't received any notes about her hitting the other children. I think she was just really tired and worn out that day. That was the whole reason why we came back in, but I never want her to express herself with violence. The emotions that she is expressing is healthy, but I don't want her actions to become harmful to herself or others. I haven't really had that problem with her before. She use to bang her head when she was one or so, but she grew out of it. I guess we'll have to wait and see, just like everything else we've encountered.