Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Communication

You know those parents? The ones that teachers dread seeing walking down the hall? I think I may be becoming one of those parents.

Not only did I coerce Brian's regular-ed teacher to schedule five times for us to visit and work with her before school started, I also did it twice to the special ed teacher who was only hired a week and a half before school started.

Not only do I attend the first day of school with Brian every year (thus far) but I also do a weekly observation- though sometimes it may only be a half hour.

Not only do I ask for regular communication, I also made a communication journal to be completed by the teacher every day.

Communication is key to success for Brian and I truly believe that everyone needs to stay on the same page when working with him.

So far, all those who work with him, applause me on my commitment, communication, and involvement. So far they don't think of me as "one of those parents". So far.

5 comments:

Lynn said...

You are awesome! Seriously. There's a way to do it so that they truly think that you are a kick-ass vigilant mother and not a total pain in the ass who's just making extra work for them...and it sounds like they definitely think that you are the former!

Christina said...

Wow! Aurora's new teacher would hate you, considering she won't return my calls or answer my letters! I like your log...I might have to think about that! You are such an amazing mother!

Bevie said...

The communication journal is a really great idea!! I did something similar when Mark was in kindergarten 3 yrs ago. I made up a Behavior Data Sheet to keep track of any issues he may have this year. Keeping my fingers crossed...school starts tomorrow here.

Bevie said...

The communication journal is a really great idea!! I did something similar when Mark was in kindergarten 3 yrs ago. I made up a Behavior Data Sheet to keep track of any issues he may have this year. Keeping my fingers crossed...school starts tomorrow here.

Christina said...

Wow! Aurora's new teacher would hate you, considering she won't return my calls or answer my letters! I like your log...I might have to think about that! You are such an amazing mother!