Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Alternative Assessment

I would just like to say to all you Yokels Who Leave No Child Behind that I think you're full of bahlowney.

I would further like to say to all you People Who Actually Care that I appreciate you.

Gabe's first progress report from his new school, where he is a star, shows quite a different picture than all the reports from his old schools.

He is learning sign language. He walks well with very little assistance. He is learning spatial awareness. He recognizes his name in print. He knows colors. He holds a cup by himself. He uses a spoon well. He attends to group activities for extended periods of time. He actively and appropriately participates in group musical class. He relates well to adults and children. He is liked and attended to by his peers. He expresses his opinion.

When the focus is on what Gabe CAN do, as opposed to what he CAN'T, his list of accomplishments continues to mount.

How's that for education??

1 comment:

*~Tamara~* said...

For some reason I can't see to type.

Love you. Love Gabe.