Nate has been on an IEP for the past 3 1/2 years (since he started preschool), and he has always done well when it comes to mastering (or almost mastering) his goals. I thought his IEP for this year was going to be a little difficult because I thought that the goals might be a little over his head. In all honesty, I didn't think that he would be able to master very many of them. Boy, was I wrong, he's kicking some serious butt when it comes to his goals this year.
We had a conference with Nate's intervention specialist and his regular classroom teacher a few weeks back, and they had only positive things to say about him, his work in the classroom, and his accomplishments. He received all S's and one S+ on his report card, and is spending more time in the kindergarten classroom than I ever thought possible. GO NATE!
Some of his IEP goals included-
**Recognizing money and it's value--MASTERED!
**Using one to one correspondence to count objects to 25--MASTERED!
**Writing his first and last name so that 2 people can read it--75% accuracy!
He is also counting to 100 and skip counting by even and odd numbers, 5's, and 10's up to 100. He has mastered all 23 of his kindergarten sight words, and when given a choice of 2 letters tell me which one a given word begins with (most of the time). He is beginning to add, and subtract, and loves anything to do with numbers. Do I see a degree in accounting in his future? Maybe, but he also loves houses and wires and pipes, so maybe he'll be an architect!?
Nate is spending at least 1.5 hours in the regular kindergarten classroom, and whenever his intervention specialist calls me, he is always saying great things about his progress.
I'm so proud of everything Nate has accomplished this past school year, and am looking forward to many many more successful years to come. I hope that Nathan continues to have a passion for school and learning throughout his years in Strongsville.