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May 24 2012

Great families rock.

I had two IEPs this week for kids I have been trying to get into special ed. since August. It was so gratifying and relieving to be able to be part of the team that decides what kind of services they will get, because I was able to advocate for what I think will help…

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May 22 2012

Field Trip!

We had our end-of-year field trip last week, and it’s taken me this long to recover enough to write about it! Just kidding. But not really. Our field trip was an overnight (ours is the only overnight in the whole school…are we ambitious or crazy?) to Santa Fe and Albuquerque. It was really cool, but…

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May 13 2012

EVERY child can learn. Yes, really.

Since it is almost the end of the year (??!!? When did this happen?), I am trying to get all my kids tested using the IRI reading test. I tested them at the beginning of the year, too. The IRI is a test of reading ability. Basically the kids read a short leveled passage and…

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