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Sunday, August 31, 2008

:Our Baby is a 6th Grader Now?" Short Story: brought to you by, S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom

Well Hello Again,
I thought I would share the "Hello Book" I created for Dustin and his new school. It is so hard to believe our baby is a sixth grader now. He will be attending a new school and will of course have a new teacher and teacher assts. Dustin has an IEP like all of our children do with disabilities; however, they don't give a lot of details regarding Dustin in general. So, I created a book to give plenty of information about Dustin. If you look above at the photos; this is the book I'm talking about. I do suggest that if you know or would like to use my ideas for your child; you may want to add a page of "Emergency Contacts", "A Current Physical", and a "Vaccination Card/Exemption". This way the teacher has ANYTHING she could possibly need pertaining to your child right in the classroom & at her finger tips in case there is an emergency. This book would also be valuable to maybe a substitute teacher ( who again, doesn't know your child). Needless to say, the more info you can give on your child the better. I feel this book is vital for many transitions such as : new surroundings, new individuals working with you child, or maybe even for a Sitter ( of course one you Fully trust). We all know how wide the spectrum is and how each one of our children have their own special way of doing or processing things. Now with the help of the "Hello Book" helping your child get through the day without you or trying to calm your child during a Meltdown will be much easier with notes that you can express to others that may not be aware of certain methods that work for you. I really want to help other parents that are open to suggestions/ my help. Therefore, I added another journal entry after this one with "Blank" pages for you to create your own "Hello Book" for your child. I hope this has been a helpful tool for you. If you have any questions please contact me at smaartmom@centurylink.net Good Luck to you and I hope this will be a successful school year for your little one and you. Take Care.

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