This journey with different brainers really is a fascinating odyssey. One part of the journey is all about where we belong. Or not.
Here’s Michael’s school journey thus far:
- Charter school for the highly gifted. Got kicked out due to residency issues. Not fined or anything, but asked to leave. WOW.
- Public school #1 – We went to curriculum night and the end of school “targets” were what he covered the first day of his kindergarten year. We didn’t stay there.
- Home school. I was going through a divorce and moving and had a different-brained/high-need kid and a two year old. Duh.
- Public school #2 – One of the best teachers EVER! She was kind and intuitive and it was one of the best years ever.
- Public school #2, next teacher – Michael screamed and cried every day after school. We got our diagnosis this year. I kept him out of school as much as possible, at least once every eight to ten days. Worst year of all.
- Brand new school for high-functioning autistic kids or kids on the spectrum who didn’t make it in public schools. Fail. At least for us.
- Quaker school with two of the most fabulous teachers EVER! I give credit where credit is due, and these teachers were like gifts from humanity to my family. Score.
I just found out this morning that our school will not be able to accommodate sixth grade.