It's been a while since I had time to post, but I wanted to circle back (as my boss would say) and let everyone know that I passed my finals and I'm on vacation!! I got a 4.0 in my Honor's Cognitive Psychology class, finishing up with 1000 out of a possible 1000 points. My paper was good (or so I'm told) and I did a "great powerpoint". And in Algebra...I got a 90.6!! Sweet! It took four hours to take the final but I passed with a B, and I finished the class with an A so I couldn't be happier. Now I'm off for a week and my new book shipped so if things work out, I'll get that book in a few days (instead of having it delivered to a neighbors house until I gets rerouted to me only one day before classes start) and I'll be able to get started on my chapter for unit 1. This term, there's no psych. Biology, and College Comp II (I believe I'll be learning to write a persuasive essay this time).
Tomorrow, I have my knitting group and then Wednesday my friend Heather and I will attempt to teach the Young Women's group to knit. Heather made knitting needles out of 3/16 dowels, and Kelly's got the yarn covered so I guess I'll be there to interfere and get in the way, lol. Heather and I are both left-handed but she knits Continental and I knit "whatever-the-heck-is-the-opposite-of-that" (or right-handed) so we've got all bases covered for this...or at least that's what we're telling ourselves. It ought to be interesting.
Next Tuesday I have a meeting at Dante's school with his team to discuss the reevaluation they are doing to see if he still requires an IEP and needs additional services. I let them know that I didn't have a great experience last year, and that I would be getting a second opinion based on the results of the evaluation from the pediatrician. My friend Melissa is also going to take a look at it for me (my lovely inside-woman...as it were) to see if the findings agree with what she saw in Dante from tutoring him this year. I've met his math teacher and this resource teacher, and I feel good about them but I'm going to make it clear that I'm not joking around this year and that I can't afford to come down there all the time to deal with this stuff so it needs to be done right the first time. Dante is going to homework club this year, starting right at the beginning of the school year, and it's being run by his resource teacher so I can trust that she knows how to assist him if he's having trouble. She let me know that she has him for homeroom and that they spend the first 20 minutes minimum on math every day, plus she told me that any kids who don't do well on the weeks test gets extra instruction from her in the study org class. Dante passed his first test and she said that he seems to be enjoying himself and he's excited about classes so that makes me feel much better. All the work and stress and prayers this summer are coming together now.
And now...I'm off to read Dan Brown's latest book, and try to get in a B-movie on AMC.com online. They have the schedule up for Frightfest '09 and they have another list of some spectacularly bad B-movies that you can watch online. I recommend the black & white 1950's Italian vampire movies. Hilarious.