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:a96de4bb925664220c6ef4f5  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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3 Comments

  1. Sarah

    Great job Linlee !!

  2. Carolyn young

    Oh, that post made me so happy!! Tears!
    As an old art teacher, I know she is good!
    I have always been so pleased that you posted her art work at home!

  3. Kathleen

    Love, love, LUV! I am so happy for Linlee and so pleased that she has a medium to express herself. Is she proud of her work?

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