Rain or Shine Mom
Posted by: Teacher ia | on August 19, 2013
This comment was from one of the posts that disappeared thanks to uninvited friends from Turkey who hacked the Special Education Philippines website a few months ago. What I learned from those months of hiatus is that I cannot just give up… even if my knowledge of fixing a website is very limited and that I had no idea where I’m going to start. In the end, I saw it an opportunity to work on some of the things I was trying to improve about myself: asking for help and letting go.
Yet, it was just unfortunate that it took such a looooooong time to sort out through all the spam and real comments I received in my inbox. Finally, I read this comment from Ms. Rain or Shine (her real name, lol) for one of the missing posts.
From: Mrs. Rain or Shine,
When he was 5, I enrolled him in a Kinder school near our home. I want him to socialize with other children who are in the same age. It was really hard because he can’t speak fluently like other children and we have problem with his behavior.
On the other hand, he passed the Kinder level and was accepted in grade 1 with the principal’s approval. However, there was one condition: that I’m always there in school to monitor him. Still, his difficulty in comprehension persisted. I encouraged him to read. In fact, he is a fast reader in his class but like I said continued to have problems in comprehension. I was really surprised that he was given a passing mark by the teacher. Maybe naawa (pity) lang yun teacher niya because she sees us there every school day and me patiently waiting for my son, rain or shine. I was there to make sure that he will not be going anywhere.
Right now, we are preparing for the school opening. I know that its hard to break his routine that he established this vacation. I need your advice if I should pursue to enroll him in Grade 2 or just stay in the house and tutor him.
Please I really need your advice.
Dear Mrs. Rain or Shine,