Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What a rough morning!!!

Oh my goodness! I really didn't think this morning would be so hard! But it was!
After months, and years of struggling with what road we should take with Conner's education - today we made the huge leap of pulling him out of the public school system.
We have decided to home school him. (At least, for the rest of fourth grade)

Going to the school was so hard for me. I have been friends with most of the staff for over 4 years! I of course, couldn't see the lines where I had to sign my name due to the tears running down my face.
Any school friends reading this, please know - we love y'all! Conner just needs some less stressful, crowded time right now. I hope y'all understand!

Conner deals with SID (Sensory Integration Dysfunction). This makes Conner have to work harder to be in sync with his classmates and friends. He is a scheduler and suffers with anxiety when he doesn't have a daily time line. We continually work with him on being flexible. With only 3 days of home schooling under our belts I have already learned that if I want him to do something I have to have it written on his daily assignments. If I try to throw another assignment in at the last minute - we have a melt down and the work is done unsatisfactory. We are learning! From now on, I think I will add more to his daily schedule then I think he will get done - knowing him, he will get it done!

As I returned home from withdrawing him from school, with mascara streaming down my face. I walked into the house - all was quiet. I could hear Bryan getting ready for work and Conner was sitting at his desk singing as he did his morning work. He looked up at me and said, "Good morning Mom!" with a huge smile on his face!
I smiled. (ready to cry again)
and he ran to me and gave me a huge hug! "Hey Mom, are you going to go tell school that I'm not coming back this year?"
"Already done."
"Okie Dokie!" and he went back to his work.

I believe we are ready for this leap! I know there will be good days and bad days, but we are excited to begin this journey and see where God leads us!


Amy said...

I'm glad it's going well with homeschooling. I hope he continues to thrive! Luckily Carson is doing well in school so far. I don't know if I could homeschool, but it is probably something I should think about in case it gets hard for him! You are a great mom!!

Tena said...

Thinking about you and glad for the good report. I know it won't be easy for any of you but you have to try all your options.
Let me know if you need anything.

Candie said...

I had no idea this was in the works. I'm praying for your family. We'll miss seeing you at school.

Amy said...

I wish I could keep Philip home too. I'm sure you are doing the right thing.

Alyson said...

Sounds like such a great plan for Conner! I'm continually impressed and inspired at your love and devotion to your kiddos. Tell Conner hello for me, and that I know he is going to do an awesome job doing school at home! Still so excited to meet Jorja soon!

Alyson said...

PS--tell Conner that I still wear the locket you guys gave me EVERY single day!!! Thanks again!


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