Thanks SO much, Rebecca!
I really needed this pick me up!! HUGZ to Rebecca!!
This week has been terrible!
It has rolled down hill since Saturday... Took Kagen to podiatrist we were referred to because Kagen has been complaining of leg pain (which we thought was just growing pains)
Well they have found that
one leg is shorter than the other
his ankles turn different directions
his kneecap are not level
and his hips are out!
Kagen needs things to go in his shoes that will hopefully correct his ankles and will balance out the length difference
also he needs to be checked by a physio to see if we can help the back and hips which will correct his knees. If this doesn't work then we will have to be more invasive... Ugh..
So we walked out of there $400 less in our pocket and that isn't including the physio...
Then on Monday I got a call from the school principle that he had Kagens reading level
(to back up a bit here I asked Kagens teacher for it 5 weeks ago but she wouldn't give it to me so I went to the principle)
He told me they could not find one done by his teacher and that he had him tested for me.
The results were very upsetting. Kagen came out of his first year at school reading at level 13 they need to be reading at level 20 to go to 2nd grade!
Kagen was tested at level 7!
I am so steaming mad! How could this happen? How does a child go BACKWARDS? If I hadnt asked for is level (which I only did because I could see that Tiarnas reading was so much different to his)
I wouldn't have known????
Kagens mid year report had put him a little below of where he should be but the teacher did not seem concerned at all and she stated at that time that the WHOLE CLASS was behind?!!?!?
SO Al and I went and talked with the principle he seemed very upset and agreed that it wasn't good enough but then fluffed around that it is near the end of the school year (4 weeks left) and there really wasn't much HE could do??????? That maybe a tutor for the school holidays!!
At a cost to who?????
We didn't fail our son you did? Should you pay for this?
HE would not admit that the teacher was the reason! I told him that they REALLY need to test the whole class and I am sure that the results would all be pretty much the same!!!
I am giving the school a week to come up with some answers if I don't get any I am taking this higher!!!
I want answer I want help!!! I want KAGEN to be go in 2nd grade not this far behind!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008