We had an IEP meeting this morning for a student. He’s been missing a lot of work in classes and not bringing his materials each day. It’s been difficult for everyone involved. A relative met with us and some of the other staff to talk about what we could do to help him succeed. Basically, it came down to changing his IEPs, adding more accommodations to be met.
Unfortunately, it is so difficult to meet these accommodations when you are in the classroom. We will have to send him to outside sources to get assistance with almost everything in this class. The goal is to help him make it and learn as much as he care. It’s definitely going to be a challenge, but I’m sure we will all get it figured out together.
On a more positive note, I caught a bullfrog last night to show the class today. I named him Fredrick and they have all loved getting to check him out. He has been hating it, but I’ll take him home as soon as we’re done today. We used it as an opportunity to reinforce the concept of observing your surroundings, especially as a scientist. When most students came in, they hadn’t noticed the sign and our guest. I explained to them that it is important to look around once in a while to see what is going on in their environment. I also answered a few questions about bullfrogs while we were at it. I’ll definitely have to bring in different creatures as the year progresses.