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  1. I discuss nearly everything with him, but only because our finances our quite tight right now, and it helps both of us to stay accountable and consider the necessity. In the past we've agreed to discuss purchases over a certain amount. (:
  2. Never did- apparently she's not the diplomatic person- and I'm discovering a whole back story to the situation. Thanks again for the swell advice- I'm hopeful.
  3. I'll definitely wait until I know a bit more about testing. But I'm getting a bit excited- I hope we can work out a situation that will help her blossom- that's all any mama wants!
  4. I appreciate all of the advice. I'm hoping to hear back soon about testing and if we need to keep her in a bit longer or can pull soon. She is being treated with therapy at the moment, and I will consider medication if necessary. I'm still feeling a bit anxious myself, haha, about figuring out our game plan, but I think we are getting there! I'm actually kind of excited at the prospect of having another homeschooler around for a while- I think it could be quite beneficial for her. Thanks again ladies! And I know it's like asking Vegetarians about meat, I think that's why I came here ( ;
  5. She has already begun seeing a counselor to help with the anxiety, and will be visiting with her weekly. There is one other teacher- I will look into switching- although I substituted as a Para in the other classroom and SHE seemed a bit harsh - but I've heard better things about her. To continue testing I assume she has to remain in school? My relationship, and my husband's (who would be the primary educator), with her is okay- but I do think it's a bit of a worry as she can be difficult.
  6. I posted last week on the main board about the difficulties my daughter was facing in her first grade classroom. 4 of my 6 children go to a Classical charter school that I adore. The youngest two are home, primarily with my husband, and he does a wonderful job working with them with the Letter of the week preschool curriculum. When he was working I home schooled them for about five- six years. If you recall, my daughter has been struggling with anxiety and outbursts that have been worsening as the school year has gone on. She also recently had an outburst at school and was sent home.
  7. I posted last week about the difficulties my daughter was facing in her first grade classroom. 4 of my 6 children go to a Classical charter school that I adore. The youngest two are home, primarily with my husband, and he does a wonderful job working with them with the Letter of the week preschool curriculum. When he was working I home schooled them for about five- six years. If you recall, my daughter has been struggling with anxiety and outbursts that have been worsening as the school year has gone on. She also recently had an outburst at school and was sent home. Her teacher appr
  8. Making progress- still don't know what the end result will be, but that is okay. My husband and I met the staff about testing and have the ball rolling for that. We've also discussed things a bit more with her teacher and have a parent teacher conference next week. We tweaked her home reading as well in an effort to help. After testing we will make decisions about homeschooling, retaining, etc. We also met with the counselor. She's still struggling with terrible outbursts- I'm hoping we can help her! Thanks for the kind thoughts (:
  9. Carol- I know that- just need to help my husband know that :laugh: I have such fond memories of working with my older children when they were little. It was always a bit hectic but wonderful. I think that it could be just what she needs, and she'd be much more receptive. Particularly if we were addressing the underlying issues as well and putting her in a low stress environment. Learning is so fun at this stage! I'll keep working on him.
  10. Printed off a request, emailed her teacher, and emailed the head grammar school teacher. I'll also be making some phone calls in the morning. It feels so good to DO something. Phew!
  11. This has been tremendously helpful. I've been thinking about this all weekend- as you can imagine! I'm submitting a written request tomorrow, as well as emailing her teacher and the lead teacher of the grammar school about a meeting and my concerns. We are also calling the counselors that have been working with our older child. Interesting point about perhaps not being a good fit- it's such a wonderful school, but it's true that their SPED program could be better. Homeschooling may certainly be our best option- in fact it was one of the first things to pop into my head. The 'problem
  12. Thanks Northwest Mom! I think half of the problem was just feeling accosted by the information and the fact that this is the first we've heard of any trouble despite checking and keeping in good contact. Parent Teacher conferences are coming up, so I'll make sure we sit down together, and meanwhile I'll look into the counsellors that have worked with some of our older children. We've had some difficulties in the last with our oldest, who also struggles from anxiety, so I feel like I should be familiar with this, but every child is so different. I think you're right- there is still time to inve
  13. Update- Dd had a little virus last week so missed 3 days of school, giving us some time to think about things. She is at school this week to receive testing and give us more time to decide. Hopefully by the week we will have some more understanding of how she is doing, and be able to make a final decision about homeschooling to finish the year out, and perhaps a little longer. The administration told me they are aware of the problems in her classroom and are doing something about it, but it won't be in time to help this daughter. I'm excited to get more answers! Although I homeschooled fo
  14. Loving this info- I've been looking into the breed.
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