Yeah, she can read. She reads everything in sight, which is supposed to be good right? Except she reads instead of bathing, doing her chores, etc. In fact, I get to go to a school meeting today. She read in class when she was in public school for a few months (her choice) instead of doing class work.
So she failed, literally, all F's.
Although it wasn't all due to reading.
I utilized the school district by having them test her for LDs and ADD. I figure something has to be wrong with the kid, 'cause you know, I homeschooled her for over a year and it was hell on earth. She's never done well in school, and things don't seem to stick (except reading, of course).
You know what they tell me the results are from the testing? She's super smart and is average to advanced in all areas of academics, so she was learning but not doing ANY work. I feel.. relieved and disappointed at the same time. Did they test the right kid?
They say her problem is "motivational" and that she needs "skills" but anyone who knows and has truly worked with her laugh and laugh. How do you motivate someone who really doesn't care? We've tried everything (!!) we can think of trying.
We are having a IEP meeting today to say she doesn't qualify for special services. Then right after we are having a retention meeting, so they can tell me she failed the 8th grade and has to repeat it.
I just sent off a check so she can go to a camp this summer. She's going to work on an organic farm. Muahaha! (Jen, FBF)
I worry about her future everyday.
My apologies for rambling about her, but dam*!!
She's more difficult than my 2 yr old and my 5 month old, combined!