Archive for August, 2009

New Beginning-Early Days at the New School

Posted in Kathryn's Journey on August 17th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 3 Comments

The differences in the new school were evident just by looking at the Grade 4 supply list! But, I am getting ahead of myself! We were joyful when we learned our son would be getting support at the specialized school for students with learning disabilities within Edmonton Public Schools. By this time, we were getting […]

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Is He In? Yes, No, Possibly So!

Posted in Kathryn's Journey on August 5th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

The testing took place over several weeks. Our son actually enjoyed the process. He indicated that it was nice to speak to adults who seemed to understand how he thought. He said that they gave him advice about how to do his school work.

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Grade 3: Angels as Teachers and Sisters as Angels

Posted in Kathryn's Journey on August 4th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Grade 2 was over and the summer months were once again upon us. Without really planning it, our family seemed to settle into a routine defined by our son’s educational needs. He attended school from September to June, and in July and August we focused our efforts on helping him catch up so that he would not be as far behind when school started again in September.

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Grade Two: Déjà vu all over again!

Posted in Kathryn's Journey on August 2nd, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

It was certainly an eventful summer. My husband and I were both happy when September rolled around. We were proud our son was returning to school able to read. Our son was excited about his newfound reading ability and was looking forward to grade 2! His teacher would be the same as grade 1, and he would remain in a Grade 1-2-3 split class in the program of choice that was focused on project based learning. (New readers may want to refer to the Blog, “On the Move: A New School and a New Outlook,” for more information.) His teacher let our son knew how proud she was of him for his work over the summer.

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