My Agenda Going to the CSE Tomorrow

I make it a point to have a written agenda going into a CSE and bring enough copies for everyone. This is what I came up with for GB’s meeting tomorrow.

Agenda for GB’s Program Review, 12/5/12

Hw
She is spending 80 – 90 minutes a night.
She is unable to complete it independently.
Every night, there is something she has not learned yet.

Math
Last year was Touch Math, this year Saxon (Grade 4).
GB can add/subtract with regrouping and round numbers.
GB is very weak in numeracy, patterns, fractions, and is     struggling with concept of multiplication.
On a typical Saxon Hw sheet, GB can only complete 1 or 2 groups     of problems, out of six.
Math is being taught to the class as a whole.
GB scored a low 1 in Math on the state assessment last spring.

Reading/Spelling
GB typically can read between 50% and 75% of the words on the     spelling list.
She is unable to complete the first exercise of each unit.     (analogies,     opposites, definitions)
She is not getting the RTI reading she had last year.
GB scored a low 1 in ELA on the state assessment last spring.

Emotionally
Her anxiety is through the ceiling. She worries about not being able to complete the pattern and losing recess, not being able to complete the Hw and losing recess. The Hw time each night is not allowing her enough “down” time.
Not being allowed to go to the school store because Hw is not completed is not acceptable. My email asking for clarification of this incident went unanswered.

We would like GB to have as normal an experience as she can handle.
For example, typical fourth graders do not need to bring ice cream and school store money in a sealed, labeled envelope. GB is capable of managing this on her own and we would like her to have the opportunity to do so.

Any good thoughts or prayers you can spare would be appreciated.

4 thoughts on “My Agenda Going to the CSE Tomorrow

  1. Love the clarity of your agenda! It lasers in on what’s important…GB and her needs. Good luck tomorrow, I’ll be thinking of you.

  2. This is great — you are very concrete and clear about what is not working and why. I hope that the meeting is productive and that you get what GB needs.

  3. Looks good – very concise and direct. Hope it gets GB what she needs – learning new stuff is hard, kids shouldn’t be filled with dread everyday that they will be punished for not being able to grasp the concepts. Maybe the school should revisit their school store policy to if you are working on your homework and trying…

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