A is for Art
Linlee’s report card has remained the same since she started special ed in public school at age three. She gets “Ps”. That means progressing. I always look forward to parent/teacher conferences so that I can hear about the details of her program and her personal progress, but opening her actual report card that comes in the mail is hardly even necessary. It will be a list of Ps. Last month when I went through the routine of opening the report card, I just kept staring because it looked different; there was a strange letter A among her Ps. It looked totally out of place. And it was for the one, general ed class in which Linlee joins the “typical” kids; art. I don’t care about Linlee’s grades as long as she is happy and is making progress, but I have to say, I am thrilled that she has found something to excel at and be acknowledged for. Her art teacher told me that art class is Linlee’s happy place. She also told me that a piece of Linlee’s art is hanging up at the district office. (I’ve never been to the district office, but I need to find it now so that I can take a picture!) Here are two drawings from her special ed class: I think that must be the cutest Grinch I have ever seen!
I will try to get some pictures of Linlee’s art projects from art class to post on another day. I also want to mention how thankful I am that art is still included in middle school curriculum. Go Linlee!
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