Hi everyone. I am getting ready to head to bed as I have had a very long day. I met with Jazmine's teacher's today. Her classroom teacher, her extra reading teacher, her two teacher's that are testing her for learning difficulties and the psychological at school. She is still having a hard time with her school work and remembering what she is learning. She also can't keep still at school either. She is not a problem child at school she just has way to much energy to keep still.
Her classroom teacher really wants to hold her back and let her do 2nd grade over again, but her father and I are not for it at all. She is not getting any tutoring at school, which even still today they did not offer. It kind of bothers me that they haven't knowing they have the resources to do so, hello it it a school and they tutor kids all the time. At this point I am about to hire one myself to help her. It is so hard to work a FULL time job and teach her everything she is being taught at school. It really bothers me that I have told them that I know she has ADHD and until they write up a list of everything they have tested her on and her progress I can't let her Dr. know how she is doing in school and what she is being tested on. Until then we can't even try meds. because he wants to make sure she gets the right meds. for her. Here it is the end of January and this has been going on since October. They started testing her for Learning disabilities in November and she has made very little progress.
Until today as I was talking to the 2 teachers who are testing her for her difficulties about her brother having ADD and ADD and ADHD running in both sides of our family..did they think that may be a big factor in her not making much progress. Which brother's me even more as I have told her teachers that I think she has ADHD. From the time she gets up in the morning till she finally goes to sleep.. NO LIE.. she is like popping popcorn on a stove with not lid on it and popcorn popping everywhere. She has that much energy. She is always bouncing off walls and if she could she would climb the ceilings.. only if she could, which isn't possible.
How can one teacher not think that if a child has no self control over her physical movements that her brain is not doing the same thing. There is no way in the world that a child with that much energy is calm in her brain and listening and learning to what is being taught and said.
Jazmine was walking at 10 months and talking in complete sentences at only a year old. Yes, I am honest. She has always learned things so much earlier than most kids, but now that she is in school it is a totally different story. We started seeing signs of ADHD around the age of 1, with all her energy. But we just chalked it up to being a baby and full of energy, but as she gets older it has only gotten worse. She also has a terrible temper.. yes a bad one and she is 7 and knows better. I just hope whatever happens that we all do what is best for her and try our hardest to keep her on track and do whatever we need to do to help her progress in learning.
I tried to explain to her classroom teacher today that if in FACT she has ADHD that holding her back and making her repeat 2nd grade is not going to make her improve as it is a chemical imbalance.
Ok enough about today's adventure, but I will try to keep all of you posted that has asked about her and her progress. And I am sorry that I am just letting you know something, but until today I had no information to give to you.
Here is a card that I made a few weeks ago and have had the image saved as a draft to share with you. I do still have more to share with you from this same crafty weekend when I created this one.
I used a Simply Betty image that was only available in digi form for a very short time. I think you many be able to get this one and some of the others in rubber only now.
I LOVE this image and I think it is perfect for a manly card.
Okay it's after 12:30am and I have to get up a 5am to get ready for work, so I am off to get some sleep.
Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have nay information you would like to share on ADD/ADHD or anything you have tried that has helped your kids or kids you know I am ALL ears or should I say eyes. lol