Thursday, July 09, 2009

Frog at School

Ok, Ok, I know I said I'd post more about Frog's return to school - and I know its been months! But now that we're half way through summer vacation, I finally have a little time to breath. We found out that Frog's Para Educator from last year has been re-hired by the school district to work with Frog. We are beyond thrilled as she was one of the biggest reasons for his successful transition back to school.

We are trying very hard this summer to keep up all the good work Frog and Para J. did last year. He is brushing his teeth and taking on more of the chore of getting himself dressed. He is working on using a spoon - though it is still not his favorite way to eat. He is trying to learn a couple of new signs and trying to remember a couple of old ones. We are reading chapters about the Oceans and using RPM for Frog to answer questions - we hope to get in a trip to the Pacific Ocean at the end of the book (although Frog continues to insist we should visit the Arctic Ocean). Frog is enjoying music time with his Dad and having play dates every now and then. But he does seem to miss school - Summer vacation is boring when mom has to work! So here is a look back to Frog at School, courtesy of Para J. who took all of the wonderful pictures for me :0)


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8 comments:

Christine said...

Oh wow! I'm so glad you posted -- I've been thinking about you guys! I'm glad that the transition went well. I hope it wasn't too stressful and I'm glad Frog had such a great para to work with him. The pictures are great!

Julie said...

I was just thinking of you yesterday, so I was am so thrilled to see an update this morning!!!

Amazing_Grace said...

WOW! This is great! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Way to go Frog!!!!!

CC said...

Finding good assistants is soooo hard! I'm so glad you've found a gem!!

Krystal said...

That is awesome you found out that Frog's para would be back. I found out this summer though that the para that I had thought was so great with the kids actually hit another student and the mom was never told. The school's response "Well, she is getting fired anyway due to the layoffs so there is no need to take it further" Because of that the really good para that we loved (not the one that hit the kid) resigned. She assured me though (I still talk to her) that my kids were never touched and that it was only with that particular child because she had difficulty with him. No excuses I know....Okay I am taking over your post...sorry

Maddy said...

I'm so glad she was re-hired, we rely so much on the aides as they make such a tremendous difference. Maintaining those routines, habits and tasks are so crucial ......so much for summer holidays!
Cheers

Casdok said...

Brillient!!

prashant said...

I was am so thrilled to see an update this morning!!!

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