Isabelle is home-schooling, y’all. And honestly, Isabelle and homeschool are two words I never thought I’d put together.
We mamas do what we have to do.
Because, in my opinion, the public school system let my girl down. She “tested out” of her special education class at the end of last year, which is wonderful. She is reading great, her math is close to her peers – I can’t even put into words how far she’s come.
But she’s far from typical.
In an inclusion class (a class that is 1/2 typical kids and 1/2 special needs kids) she very much fit in and felt safe to be herself.
But this year she was moved into a regular classroom. And although we knew it would be a challenge for her academically, we had no idea what a struggle it would be for her emotionally.
It’s been heartbreaking. Because kids this age can be cruel. And Isabelle’s heart is especially tender.
So we pulled her out.
And let’s just say, she injects a lot of activity into our typical school day.
The adventure continues…