Monday, August 24, 2009

8th grade

School has started and N seems to be doing fine. We met with his counselor prior to school and she agreed to "pull" N out of his health class during the week of questionable curriculum. She also gave him a pass that he can use if he is ever in a class and can tell that he needs to leave (because of how he is feeling or what they are talking about -- whatever).

N is taking a Foods class that we discovered may also cause some problems. I thought it was just a cooking class, but it turns out they do much more with calories and food analysis, etc. It looks like they will have one day on the problems of obesity and another which is just about fats/oils. I'm a little nervous about the class on fats/oils because the teacher was coming from the camp that these are "bad" foods only to be eaten occasionally. So that's two more classes that he will be missing.

I think P.E. will be fine. He has the same teacher that he had last year and there weren't any problems at all. I did opt him out of a scoliosis check (they have to remove their shirts to get checked). I knew that would be an issue for N. And on top of all of this, we had to give approvals for sex-education. But that's an entirely different issue.

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