I am just trying to keep my head out of the water right now. Big projects are due for two classes this Saturday and work has been super stressful. I can't really put it into words, and it's really confusing if you aren't a teacher, but I sat through 19 transition meetings for students going to Kindergarten. I had to type multiple reports and complete lots of assessments. My final meeting yesterday didn't pan out how I wanted it to. It is so sad that parents don't know how to be an advocate for their child with special needs. I can only do and say so much, and they ultimately get the final say. I was told from a school psychologist that special education would be a disservice to this child (pretty much my job isn't important). I understand LRE and the importance, but there is a time and place for students that need additional support for them to be successful.
Last night after the meeting, I went for a 3 mile run to try and calm down. I have been typing a report since last night about why I disagreed with the disability category. The more I type, the more fired up I get. This poor student is going to get no additional support in Kindergarten and he doesn't even understand the concept of counting and can't label any letters (and has been receiving interventions for a year!)
Sorry for my rambling. I just don't get it. I am so disappointed and can't stop thinking about it. Hopefully tomorrow I will be back with happy thoughts.