Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer's here

Well, we're finally out of school...the last day was Thursday. I have a few days to myself while my parents have Kid Jedi down the shore, he left Saturday night after my nephew's graduation party and will be back either Tuesday (tomorrow) or Wednesday. So now I get to be teacher, aide, entertainer for the summer. Don't get me wrong, I love not having to get Kid Jedi up to go to school in the morning, and I love having him home. I bought a Summer workbook for him to go through, not really to keep up his skills because he has them, but to keep up a routine. I have books upon books for us to read and we're doing the Summer reading program at the library on Wednesdays from 12-12:45.

Add to that Backyard Bible Bash Wed-Friday mornings this week, the swim club, visiting my parents at the shore (together next time), VBS at the end of July, we are starting to have a very busy summer...and no play dates scheduled yet.

It will be fun, it will be eventful, and it will probably be so busy that I will be looking forward to September 7 when he goes back to school.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Life, it's going to settle down...please

To say that the last several weeks have been busy would be, well, putting it mildly. Since I last blogged, on May 25, we had Kid Jedi's IEP meeting, I've been subbing a lot, we had this nasty sore throat/cold that never leaves come into the house, a great Memorial day gathering at the little sis's (also known as the favorite aunt) house, my parents came back to NJ from FL (I'd say home, but there real house is in FL), I took my Praxis II exam for K-5 to get my CE to start my Alternate Route teaching (also known as I'll soon be an unemployed teacher instead of a Substitute Teacher), and we've been trying to prepare for the end of the school year...and my nephew's graduation.

So, I'll start with the IEP meeting, we got to keep Kid Jedi's aide for next year, and he got a fidget to play with to keep him focused on lessons. They will also be keeping up on the OT consultations which involve the school's OT talking to the teacher to see what Kid Jedi needs...we'll see how it works out next year.

I do understand that I picked a really bad time to decide to work on my Alternate Route Teacher's Certificate in NJ, but I did it anyway, and I'll be looking for a job in about a month, figuring I passed the test. I will still be subbing next year, hopefully I'll find a maternity position which will get me a Standard cert and let me start on my Special Ed cert so I can get closer to working with Autistic kids.

And, my nephew...well, I can't believe he's graduating High School, it seems like just yesterday he was born, but in October, he got his Eagle Scout award and next Thursday, he'll be a High School graduate. He'll be going to York College next year to study Mechanical Engineering. I am very proud of my nephew. He's an amazing young man and I'm sure he'll do wonderfully at college.

Kid Jedi will be done school on Thursday, the same day my nephew graduates. He's so looking forward to the end of school. I'm not sure why it seems like they go so much later than we used to go to school, but it does. I know this year is longer because of all the snow we had here in NJ, but I still remember being done earlier than the 18th when he was originally scheduled to be done.

Hopefully things will settle down over the next week or so and then...