busy at school. this time of the year we special education teachers have more iep's to prepare and cse's to attend than during the rest of the year. an iep is a student's individual educational plan and a cse is a meeting of the committee on special education. the iep is a legal document and our team writes very good ones. that takes time, testing, and three of us meeting on each student. because this program is innovative and individualized, we need to do our very best for each kid. that's besides the day to day programming.
so i've been getting home late. monday we were once again at bittersweet farm. i planted trees with one student all morning. in a downpour. then in a tropical heat wave that dried us out like the eensy weensy spider. i then washed my hands, ate my lunch, and jumped in the subaru and off i went, mud and all, to a cse meeting. it was great to represent our program in a real way.
the fiddleheads have grown and are over 18 inches tall. the leaves are thick and odd.
this is a trillium, not the wake robin trillium, but a white one in my garden. we'll not discuss how it arrived... i have a tendency to find wildflowers and bring them home, fortunately i have 60 acres of woods where many wildflowers grow.
i looked in the window, through the wet screen, and i spotted hannah, knitting away. in a couple of days she'll be on her way to bar harbor to earn some money working this summer. i'll miss her... way too much.