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The ground hog came out today. Did not like Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction at all! So done with winter and January. The cold weather is causing the Flu to become rampant and today as I type I am down. Had a temperature over night, took Advil and now I feel better. But still not 100%. I want some chicken soup and sleep. After I write this!! But I am so happy it is February!!
Life is better since Tuesday
It was a rough week. If you read the previous post, and a lot of you did, you know we had a major meltdown on my part. My daughter is having problems in school and we need to get her 504 modified. If you do not know what a 504 is, read this article. It explains it much better than I could. She has had one for the past few years and in elementary school it worked well, but that was in 1 classroom with 1 teacher. Now that she is in middle school. The multiple teachers and changing rooms is bringing out the worst in her executive function. Or should I say the lack of it!!
My DD (dear daughter) cannot break apart tasks. She see 1 big glob and drowns in it. She gets frustrated, and feels like a pest if she asks for help. Even though I tell her to ask, her teachers beg me to ask. She acts like she is working but she cannot figure out how to start things. Break it down. Pull it apart. Then she will come home and say she is working in class, which is what the teacher see. She is not doing any work. Then she does not turn in work and I find out too late with a zero posted for a grade. So the 504 is being changed to have her work broken down and doled out in little bits. Or that is my plan for it.
Great Resource I Found
I have been searching for what I can do at home to help her learn how to break things down so she can handle things better. I found the website Additude Magazine and it has been a lifesaver. So much stuff on ADHD. Found some Facebook groups. Been reading and learning.
A Friend saves the Day
One of my neighbors and Facebook friends surprised me on Wednesday. She had the same issues with her son and a book was recommended.
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I started to read it, have not gotten through much, but I know it will help me understand my DD and hopefully be able to help her. So armed with this and the 504 I hope this semester will be better for my daughter. I almost forgot, we also took her out of the gifted science class, that was just way way too much for her to deal with.
I have had some time to knit this week, not as much as I wanted to. Here is the latest picture I have of the growth. It is now at 8 inches from the lace to the top. I need to do 9.5 so I will get that done tonight. With SuperBowl Sunday tomorrow, I will get in a bunch of knitting, not rooting for either team but really want the New England to lose. I hope to get the cardigan worked in sections tomorrow so I can start getting to the fun part, the fitted sleeve!! That will have to be a post alone!
When I feel sick, I love to knit, so soothing and it helps me relax enough to sleep. I cannot wait to knit right now. But I have to finish this up for you all!! That would not be nice to do!!
In a previous post I talked about a knit/crochet along and I have decided to do a temperature scarf. Your choice, you can either knit or crochet it. There are a few places I have found it and I think I want to use this one. It is a knit pattern. Here is the crochet version. Get the free pattern or if you want to support that crafter, buy the pattern. Here is where I am getting the temperature for the dates. You can look it up by your zip code. I really want to see what you are doing!! Please join my email list for weekly updates. If you want to be part of this, I will set up a special email list. Click below and join in on the fun!!
In Conclusion for Today
I really hope that you join me on this. It will be fun. Since I am sick I was not able to get out to get some yarn to start my crochet version. My plan is to get out on Monday afternoon after doing a field trip with my son. I will write about that on Tuesday, it promises to be fun! I do have a favor. My son is in a lottery to get a into a Math and Technology High School here in GA. GSMST. The lottery happens Monday the 5th starting at 7:30. Please pray for his number, 314, to be picked to make it in. If you think of it, just add that in. Anticipation as He really wants to go there as he wants to be either a quantum physicist,, or a photonics engineer. Way beyond me but he loves Science!!
In conclusion, as always, Be Blessed!!