This post is the conclusion of an amazing week that puts and end to
all most of my worries.
Munchkin’s teacher is on the ball. Thank goodness!
After eating our burgers and chips at the BBQ, we made our way to the class to meet her teacher. Munchkin gave us a tour and when she was free, I introduced myself to the teacher. Tho after looking at me the teacher comment how much Munchkin looks like me.
The teacher, Mrs. L., told me how much she likes having Munchkin in the class and that she’s doing very well. I thought that would be a good time to bring up the “words of the week” and I told her Munchkin’s comment about wanting harder words. Mrs. L’s response was, “I wanted to talk to you about that!”
I was so relieved… ecstatic… that the teacher recognized that Munchkin is a bit more advanced when it comes to words and reading. And she said a few other things that were encouraging. She talked about how when she assigns literacy work, it is done based on ability so Munchkin will get to do work at her level. And this means that she will get to be grouped with some of the grade 2s. Fantastic!!
Mrs. L asked if she should send the grade 2 words home as well. We said yes, but we only want Munchkin to be tested on what is required. I don’t want her to lose marks because we’re pushing her to work at a higher level. She agreed.
I left the school feeling very excited about this school year. I really like the teacher and I really like that she’s so aware of individuality of the students! Yay!!
This morning, Peanut and I got up early and headed to the audiologist appointment to test her hearing. We got there early so she played quietly with my iPod. When we got called in, the doc asked Peanut to sit in the big chair by herself and there was another chair for me off to the side. Peanut was such a big girl and I was so proud to sit and watch her interact with the doc all by herself. First the doc checked her ears with the light thing, then did a test to check for fluid. The doc explained everything so patiently and Peanut did everything she was told. With the headphones on and the doc outside, Peanut was all smiles with what ever the doc was telling her. She was saying words and clapping. Very neat to watch.
In the end, the audiologist said that her hearing is fine right now. She also said that some time some kids have a bad year with ear infections and that they can out grow them. Let’s cross our fingers and hope that is the case. We’ll know more when we meet with the ENT in a few weeks.
So with all this good news under my belt, I can start the weekend feeling a sense of relief. But all of this worry has made me very tired and I’m going to put my feet up and celebrate with a glass of wine.