Let's start with some answers shall we?
Stephanie D. said...
What's an ARD?
it stands for Admission, Review and Dismissal. In real life it is a big pow wow of all the people working with a kid in the special ed program. (we'd call it a Care Conference in the hospital) Every discipline that works with him is to have a representative there. If the kid is old enough they'll be there along with at least one parent, the class teacher, a school administrator (principal), special ed coordinator, then Sunshine will also have his Occupational Therapist there and the Speech therapy supervisor (his speech teacher has a schedule conflict). We all sit around a table (a round table at this school, no less!) and review where he is, where he was at the last meeting, what was helpful, what wasn't helpful, and to set down on paper (govt!) a list of goals for him to work toward and the things that are going to be done to help him achieve those goals. That list of goals and interventions (what we nurses call a care plan!) is called an IEP, or Individual Education Plan.
This pow-wow starts tomorrow at 12:45pm and I do NOT expect to be passing around a peace pipe with these people.
i think the whole experience and the facial expressions are priceless. has he been talking a lot about it ever since?
oh not too bad....only every OTHER sentence.......and it rained today, so Saturday's ride is currently up in the air.
Funny thing, we didn't get 5 miles down the road after his ride last week and he was telling me "Momma, I need a sofa and a blanket!" Riding that horse wore him out.
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bedight - to deck out; array
bedizen - to dress or adorn gaudily or tastelessly.
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Mary Ellen said...
bedizen: A Buddhist bed
bedight - in colonial times, they didn't use box springs - they used ropes that had to be tightened every week or so. These ropes were call bedights.
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benedict (not a proper noun)
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