That's so boring that they don't change the topic of the presentations. At least changing it up a bit will maintain a little interest.
Today is a nice day here. I ran 1.5 miles. I'm doing a 5K at my church on Sunday. I'll probably die doing it since I haven't been running much lately and it will be the morning after we get back late from the Honor Flight.
Can you believe this?
'We're pissed' to be pregnant with twins | Health - KCCI Home
If you didn't want to risk getting pregnant with twins, then why transfer 2 embies? I'm sure the risks were discussed with them. Very selfish!
OK, this is going to sound horrible so please read the whole post.
Last year in the grade 1 class there were 6 students needing an EA including a little girl with downs. The parents wanted this little girl to have a "normal" school experience. The school has a class which would have been better suited and only 6 kids instead of 30 in the class. The class could not go on field trips as the fear of losing this little girl was great, they pretty much had to have a teacher hold her hand through recess to keep her from running. Of the 30 grade 2 kids that were pre-registered only 13 are now at the school. This has led to a 2/3 split and a 3/4 split. Robbie is in the 3/4 split. Had he been in the 2/3 split and this little girl remained I would have pulled him from the school. I think they moved her to a program that was more suited to her needs as I have not seen her at the school. I know of a least one family that was going to pull their child for grade 2 as they were not happy with last year.
I understand wanted your child to be included but at what cost to everyone else? Robbie was already going to be going to the grade 4 class for some stuff that was put on his IEP so I am still conflicted. The teacher has taught grade 5 for the last few years and one of two male teachers. I like the teacher and he is one of the teachers trained with all the holds etc if Robbie gets violent (he can get violent during meltdowns). I think Robbie can thrive being in the class but still worry about him. Mr K has already given Robbie an attitude check when he entered the classroom and Robbie said "I am the smartest and that is why I am going to the grade 4 class". It will be interesting to see what the year holds...
That made me so angry. I get the shock of twins but wanting something to be wrong with a baby so you can abort one of the babies in a socially acceptable manner!!!!
Originally Posted by meggyrn
OMG, EVERYONE going through IVF knows the risks of having twins. You have to be kidding me. I will say I won't be 100% happy only because of the health risks to me and babies. However, it's a risk that I chose to take because I want to have another, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to make sure my babies stay healthy. Their choice of words to describe how they felt is awful. What a shame.
Margaret- As a teacher I can say that they are trying to do away with the special education programs completely and mainstream all children into regular ed classes. Now in a perfect world with aides, extra teachers, etc, that would work out. However, that is not what is happening. teachers such as myself have students with specials needs each year in their classrooms. They receive special education in the morning and in the afternoon they are with me. I have 20 other kids in my class, and now I have 2 or 3 kids that cannot keep up and I'm expected to differentiate my instruction to suit their needs. I have had kids that need one on one just to write thier names on a paper. I think it ends up being a diservice to that child and to the other children in the classroom, as the attention ends up being directed to those particular children because they have an IEP that must be fulfilled.
Exactly! There was 1 EA, 1 teacher and 30 kids. I do not blame the teachers, I have a lot of teacher friends and I know the teachers in Robbie's school, they are doing the best that they can. We make sure that Robbie's teachers know that we appreciate the extra work he takes (although with him being in a 3/4 split it may make things easier) with being so far ahead of the rest of the class. Last year his grade 2 teacher had to spend hours filling out forms (I was filling out the same ones and know how long they took me) for all of his testing. We sent in a thank you card with a gift certificate for Bath and Body Works. His teacher told us that we didn't need to do that because she was just "doing her job", yes filling out the forms may be part of her job but I know she stayed late at school and also filled some of them out at home. One of the times I was in talking with the principal about Robbie she commented that the teachers all knew that we would support them.
Originally Posted by Mari626
Tomorrow DH and I go to Washington DC for the Honor Flight. I'm getting pretty excited for it. I'm sure I won't be able to sleep much tonight because of excitement and also knowing I need to get up at 3:30am. I know a lot of the vets show up to the airport super early because they say they were up anyways since they couldn't sleep so decided to show up at the airport.
Mari...Good luck on your first day of students!
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Here us my little bean. I am 5w4d today. Everything looks good so far and i go back next friday!!! What a relief!!!
Mari...what a beautiful bean! Do you get another u/s on Friday?
DH and I went on the Honor Flight on Saturday. Wow!! What a neat experience. The whole day was pretty emotional but I tend to keep it in. There was a total of 163 people on the plane that flew 99 vets, 15 WWII vets and 74 Korean War vets, to Washington DC to see their memorials. It is completely free of charge to the vets. I was a guardian to a WWII vet that served in the Navy in 1944. I also was one of three nurses on the trip. When we arrived to Dulles airport we were greeted by hundreds of ppl that didn't even know us yelling, cheering, hugging and thanking the vets. That brought tears to my eyes and still does when I think about it. We boarded 3 charter buses and were given a motorcycle escort to downtown DC. We went to the Korean War, Vietnam War and Lincoln Memorial. After that we had a guided bus tour of DC. Then we went to the WWII memorial. My vet was at a complete loss of words over the memorial. He said he was speechless. It was neat to experience that with him. My grandpa is a WWII vet and went on the Honor Flight 3 years ago so it was neat to see what he saw. We then went to Arlington Cemetary and watched the lowering of the flag and changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier. That was really interesting to watch. We then went to Iwo Jima, had a group pic and had a little presentation from a Marine explaining Iwo Jima. Then we boarded the bus and headed back to the airport. Our morning started at 6:45am when the plane left and we arrived back home to the airport at 10:45pm. At the airport we were greeted by over 500 ppl. These vets didn't get a welcome home when they served so this was their welcome home. When they got off the plane their names, rank and branch of service was announced. On the flight home they got mail call. Letters were written to them from family members and ppl they didn't know. It brought tears to the vets eyes and they said they always looked forward to mail call. It was such a neat experience. Gives me a whole new respect for our veterns. They were thanked and hugged and greeted by ppl they didn't even know at the memorials and they said they didn't do anything. I was talking with my grandpa yesterday about the trip and he had tears in his eyes talking about his experience going 3 years ago. Thankfully there were no medical issues which is pretty surprising considering we were traveling with 99 ppl over the age of 80 and 70 guardians and staff members. My husband's brother and his family drove down from New Jersey and met up with us for part of the day. It was nice to see them. I was pretty tired by the end of the day. I can't imagine how exhausted the vets were.
Yesterday morning DH and I ran a 5K at my church. I wasn't sure how much of it I'd be able to run since I was still pretty tired from the day before so I figured I'd run/walk it. I ended up running the whole thing except for a bit up a big hill. I walked part of the hill last year also. My last night I was pooped. 5Ks usually wear me out.
Today it's supposed to be nearly 100 degrees. I'm sure school will let out early again. Other schools in the state are letting out already.