Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back to School Prep Work

August is here.

That means it's time to start squeaking that wheel as the school year quickly approaches.

Don't you ever wish you could just sit back and only worry about finding the perfect sneakers for your son to start school with?  Not that that isn't an issue, as anyone who knows about the Buzz Lightyear shoes would know.

However, more pressing is contacting individuals in the school system while they are on vacation.  Hounding them is more like it.  To make sure your child can get into the school and visit with his new teachers, new classrooms, and new supporting staff prior to the school year starting.  To make sure that they have an acceptable program set up and in place for your child.  To remind them they need to provide new testing before November so I hope they are already scheduling it.  To make sure the new dedicated autism program that they promised is really going to happen and it's really going to UNDERSTAND autism and your child.  To make sure his backjack chair, visual schedule, and fidget toys are all ready in his new classroom.  

Then on top of that I have the list I need to do- new social story about 1st grade, updating his communication journal (his version of PECS but we call it a communication journal), updating the "Unlocking the Puzzle of Brian" book I give the school each year, making a new communication journal for the teacher & I to write back and forth in...on top of the school shopping I have to do for both boys.  

Ahhh, the joys of school.  Wish it was as simple as buying sneakers and notebooks.


Tessa said...

Amen sista.  The twins are entering 4th grade this year, and they will begin changing classes.  I'm so scared!  Also, with me being a teacher I've got my prep work as well.  STRESS!!!

Lizbethcole29 said...

I think we're living the same life.  As soon as it flipped to August I've been up their backsides....good luck!!!

Christina said...

I get frustrated and overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done at the start of the school year  - thanks for putting it into perspective for me!