It was my last day to do my home teaching assignment; I was planning on having A. try out a label maker (his writing, which was always slow, laborious, large, and difficult to read, is probably the area that has suffered the most with him being out of school -- pretty much ONLY his name is legible now, and that's iffy) to ease some of the back to school stress (in other words, practice writing some of the time but not to his "that's it; I'm over this" stage), and assess him on his IEP goals.
I got in the car to leave, and I got a text message saying they wouldn't be there. Technically, all I had to do was fill out his IEP pages and mail them, but I offered to stop by and assess him personally one day next week.
Well -- assuming he makes it back to school in the fall, it will be only a matter of time before there's Drama. He's just that kind of kid. He will also have a new aide and a new inclusion support teacher -- and the latter won't be at school everyday. This means I will be first on mom's hit list if something goes sour.
So I figure that the more goodwill I can build up with her now, the better for me later.
In other news, 3rd-grade A. (the one with the Mighty Mo) had his first real meltdown of the summer. I got up to move him away from the table and he grinned -- he grinned! -- and started to move his chair.
Oh, no, buster, no way is that going to work.
So I spent a few minutes getting punched in the arm (and drooled on a bit -- he was trying to spit at me -- he has been watching R get moved aside or ignored for it, but R is doing it for attention, not escape) but doesn't have the oral motor skills to do so...heh heh). Once he saw that he'd done no more than drool on my leg, he tried to tell me I needed to go home to change clothes.
I'll give him credit for creativity, at least.
And in other news, our summer school office manager is convinced that Miss T. -- who was out today; I suspect due to registration issues she was talking about yesterday -- just likes to take Thursdays off. Not that it really matters since she'll probably not be working for the district by next summer (she plans to student teach in the spring), but I defended her anyway.