Our school is developing a bullying policy. I have been invited as have all parents in the community to participate in this process. I applaud the school for hosting these meetings, and doing so at times that are convenient to most parents. That said, it would be nice if more parents would be involved in the process. It is going to take the whole community to make this change in our student’s lives. If they don’t see their parents buying into the policy and curriculum, then they won’t buy into it either. The bullying policy needs to hold all participants accountable. Students, Faculty, Support Staff and Administration. If all participants are not held to the same standard, then we will quickly lose the buy in of the people all are here to educate. Hopefully more people from the community will take it upon themselves to get involved in this process.
Image via Wikipedia Well, as many of my faithful readers will remember, we are going through a facilitated IEP for our son, David. After a few attempts at scheduling the actual meeting, we finally appear to have a date and time that we can all agree on. I plan to ask for half days of school. Music, PE, Science or Math and lunch. David is 10 years old and in the fourth grade. Hopefully we can get him back into public school. Tweet #fighting4answrs
As we wait for the Facilitated IEP to be scheduled, we are homeschooling David, our youngest. There are numerous websites that can be used to help facilitate the education of your child. Two of the better sites: www.abcya.com www.ixl.com www.toonuniversity.com www.schoolhouserock.com (I remember watching these when I was a kid, so was very happy to have found them again for my children.) I am looking for others, some sites allow you to use them on a limited basis without having a membership, others require you to pay a monthly or annual fee. Either way, you and your child can benefit by not having to use worksheets and workbooks all of the time. The fee based sites track your progress which is beneficial when it is time for you to document your child’s progress each year. If you know of education related sites that make learning fun, comment on this post