Just drop Jadon off for his first big state Standardized test. moment and stop and I cant help but take a think about how far this little one has come. My first born arriving almost 6 weeks early. 6lbs 2oz and completely blue. I remember the nurse saying to another nurse say "well at least he's breathing". Words all never forget. I cant believe its been 8 1/2 years. I cant believe how far he has come. I do have worries. As a parent of a very ADHD child a whole new set of difficulties arise once they are older. Overall he is healthy, not major long lasting issues from his early arrival. But the ADHD hinders him in many ways, ways I try not to let him use as an excuse. On days like today I worry as a mom. Praying that another child isn't tapping his/her pencil on the desk, or shuffling papers, and making noises. Praying he is able to stay focused long enough to do what he needs to do. Praying the stories in the reading comp part of todays test are on topics he may be interested and not be boring. I pray that all the preparations his teacher and I have made will all pan out. Praying we have given him the skills to do well. Praying to bulling and issues he has had socially does not interfere with him taking this test. This determines if he will be promoted. I remember the anxiety I felt as a child going into a test like this and I felt all that again this morning. It much harder watching your child go off to take a test like this than it was for me years ago. I wont lie as I sit here and type Im a little teary eyed . Worried and replaying the last 8 1/2 years in my head, where has the time go. Have I don't everything I can to prepare him for life up to this point. Now we sit back and wait. Could be 7/8 weeks before we know how well he has done. I think today calls for an ice cream date after school.
Oh big hugs to you today Sam! It's definitely an ice cream day. I think that they should allow him to take the test separately from the other kids. They make exceptions like this at my daughters school for some of the children. I know your going to be stressing the next few weeks, I'll be thinking about you. But just remember a lot of those tests are made up of material the kids have even went over yet. I am sure he will do fine.
hugs and more hugs... I know how you feel but I am sure Jadon is going to do it great, sometimes I just repeat to myself is just a test, is just a test....
Oh most definately an ice cream day!!!! He'll do great and if the distractions are too much for him then add the quiet area to the 504 plan for next year!
Hugs to you!
We do not have a 504 for him. They are giving us a hard time getting one!
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