Thursday, January 30, 2014

How to Advocate for Your Child in School

I am very honored to be a guest at Imagination Soup. Melissa is a Mom, a very well known kid blogger, and an author. I love her literacy ideas and book recommendations. In my post on Imagination Soup I am sharing an approach we are taking right now advocating for our gifted learner in school. Hop over to read my post and then come back to share your stories of how to advocate for your children in school.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

I love the approach you're taking. I know it must be frustrating though. I feel we're fortunate to have a principal that is flexible in how she encourages teachers to collaborate to meet the needs of ALL students. Anna is lucky to have you advocating for her.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

AMD said...

We also had a frustrating 2nd grade, but looking back 2 years later I can say it ended up being a huge social year for my son. The academics were so easy that he was able to focus on social skills and really came out of his shell that year. Not ideal, but just trying to look for some good in the situation. 3rd and 4th grade at the same school have been great, so just hold on if you can.

Joyful Learner said...

There is private school south of us that caters to homeschoolers so your child can spend half the day in private school and the rest of the time do independent work in math or other subjects. I think this is ideal in many aspects. Plus, the cost is less since it's only part time schooling. Maybe something like this could be an option? Think of your time volunteering in the classroom in exchange for 1:1 time with your daughter to meet her needs.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I like how carefully you've thought out how to work with the school. I'm curious to see how things progress for you. I do have to say spending a few hours a week working within a school (a good school) has really reaffirmed my commitment to homeschooling.

Joyful Learner said...

I'm thinking of sending K to school next year so she can see for herself how good she has it. I've been in the system as a teacher so I know what it's like but she has no idea.

Ticia said...

Hopping over now to read it.