Kat Reading

Kat Reading

Saturday, January 29, 2011

"I spy with my little eye.."

Miss Kat has been making stupendous progress in the last few weeks (snow days not withstanding...) Her language is expanding every single day. The school is doing their job, believe me! Also, the weight of having to be all things at all times, has lifted. I know that she is getting great language, by great professionals, as well as overall a great education. It is a load off for all of us. Back in Utah, Miss Kat would spend all day at school, go straight to therapy, after that we would have to do at least an hour of homework, and then have to do supplemental work to "fill the gaps" that the school had simply moved past.  It was really a nightmare. She was working all the time, she didn't have a chance to relax and just be a kid. It lead to a stressed out kid with a stressed out mom, and that lead to a lot of fighting. It is completely different here. The school acknowledges that the kids are working hard all day at school and they want home to be peaceful and happy. They do have homework but it is always something that will not be frustrating and that the child can complete independently. They also are working on "filling the holes" all the time. They have done a great job identify things that Miss Kat missed out on (either because we, as new signers, didn't have the vocabulary to explain it, or because she joined spoken language so late that it was assumed that she already knew it) and they are helping us make sure she gains all that knowledge. And you know what, it certainly is working!

Now, for a cute story! We were playing "I spy" in the car the other night. I said "I spy with my little eye something that is yellow". Miss Kat immediately responded with "Daddy's teeth!" We laughed and said no, so her next guess, "Inside my ears!"....nope, but way too cute!


Anonymous said...

Glad things are going very well for both of you! Hope it keeps on this course for the years to come! :)


Anonymous said...

It's interesting...we too moved so our daughter could attend a school more suited for her needs. It happened to be a bilingual Deaf School. I too felt the weight lifted from my shoulders to have Deaf peers, role models, qualified and fluent teachers there to support her and us too. Her language bloomed after she entered school and so did our ASL too. The school gave her more than just an wonderful education, but also a network to a worldwide community. I am forever grateful.

xraevision said...

So glad to hear that your big move is well worth it and that Miss Kat is getting the kind of specific education she needs! It is, indeed, exhausting for parents who feel they have to carry the entire weight of educating their kids.

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