Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fifer Fall Fest

Last weekend we made the trip up to Dover to see Nana/Papa/Aunt Carolyn/Uncle Jeff and Cousin Emily.  Jackson loves, loves, loves to visit Cousin Emily and they always have a really good time together.  We went to the Fifer Fall fest and the kids jumped on bungees and did snow angels in corn.  They had a couple corn mazes and we at the best fried donuts in the world.  Although it was just a short overnight trip, it was worth it!!

In other news, Bill and I are trying to make some decisions on Jack's school progress.  It has been suggested to hold him back a year.  Right now, he is in the "4's" class, and his teacher feels like he should go back to the 3's class, next year go to the 4's, then the year after start Kindergarten.  He is struggling with his colors and his letters, but just in the last few weeks he has learned so much.  I am leaning towards having him finish the 4's, and asking for special accommodation's because it is very tough on him to have any type of disruption in his schedule.  Bill and I will have to continue to do nightly homework and step it up at home more so than usual if we go this route.  He has testing next week where he has to rhyme, recognize 17 of the upper case letters, recognize his name, write his name, etc, etc.  We will see where he is on the testing, and make a decision after that.  He has a late birthday (July), he is small for his age, and given the delayed start we knew that he would probably have a repeat somewhere...but still breaks our hearts.  Given his start in life, his maturity seems that of his peers, and he is very smart.  He remembers everything...and I mean everything.  I have every confidence that he will catch up!  Now, how do you make learning look like a hockey stick and puck?  THAT is how he will learn!! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi My name is Jenna
    Jackson is a handsome prince, cute blessing, special earthly angel, and precious gift and miracle.
    I was born with a rare life threatening disease, developmental delays, and 14 other medical conditions.

    Here is a new poem I wrote, it’s called it takes courage:
    It Takes courage to love
    Like a dove
    It takes courage to fight,
    It takes courage to do what’s right
    It takes courage to stay strong,
    When things go wrong
    It takes courage to write a song
    It takes courage to live
    It takes courage to give
    It takes courage to fight this beast
    It takes courage to be brave
    It takes courage to smile and wave
    It takes courage to keep positive
    Keep on fighting!
    It takes courage to win!