Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to school!

Today is the first day of school for our county and our school Georgia Cyber Academy (officially!).

Jayden is half way through first grade and doing well. He loves history! Especially learning about the Greeks. We are looking forward to a great year. He should be starting 2nd grade after Christmas if we have no major illnesses causing us to take an extended break. I was hoping that Jayden would start swim lessons this week but we are still on the wait list. He will be taking classes through a program called Timothy Ministries. It will be one day a week in addition to his regular classes that we do from home. Chemistry, Animal Science, Spanish and PE! He loves going to this program.

Julianna was supposed to start a pre school program through Timothy Ministries this year but we've been advised by her doctors to not send her. Her immune system has a really hard time fighting off something as simple as a sniffle. She's been doing her own "school work" when Jayden does his and is doing well. We've filled out the paperwork for Cobb County School Distrust to get Juli an IEP (individualized education plan) so she is ready to be enrolled in GCA for next year. I am hoping to start some speech therapy for her soon. Ever since she was sick in February with that tube (life support) in her throat for 3 weeks it really messed up her vocal cords and she is having a hard time pronouncing some letters that were easy to say before. She may qualify for an in home teacher due to her immune system though. Juli will be doing a session in September at the Music Class, one of her favorite things to do! She's on the list for canine assistance but they won't move her to the active wait list till she is 7! Then it can take up to 2 years to get a dog! We've also applied for Extreme Makeover! It would be so amazing for them to come to our home and make things easier for Julianna! Her wheel chair should also be in soon!

We plan to have some fun outings throughout September before cold and flu season gets into full swing and forces us to stay home and protect ourselves from all the germs out there! We will do a few outings just to stay sane when the weather gets cold but will be very cautious and it won't involve settings where children get in her face! I'm tempted to put a sign on our front door to remind people how dangerous their "little" cold could be to Juli! Maybe something to put on her wheelchair too for when we are out might be a wise idea.

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