Monday, September 07, 2009

In KayTar news...

They are in the process of testing KayTar's reading and comprehension levels at school. So far, she is up to a second grade level for both. They are still testing her, little bits every day, because she is still just a four year old. Everyone at school knows her now, the little smartypants from Pre-K who can read anything you put in front of her. At morning drop off, random teachers from other grade levels shake my hand and say, "Oh! You're KayTar's mom! She's so wonderful!" I picked her up early from school last week and the office staff said, "We were just talking about her!" That kid knows how to make an impression. They don't know what to do with her! Her Pre-K teacher says she is somewhat bored in class, she isn't only advanced in reading, but across the board really. If nothing else, they plan to put her in reading group with an upper level class. The trick will be challenging her, but not placing her with kids TOO much older. She may end up in a reading group in her brother's grade level. Her teacher is using her in a presentation for the staff this week about how children with special education levels CAN be intelligent and successful in school. My little KayTar, she just flattens those boxes they so like to put children in.

She has been sick this year, almost since the start of school, but has only missed one day so far, which is a vast improvement from last year. Josh hasn't slept in our bed in at least a week, KayTar's breathing has definitely not been at its best, which is the biggest problem, and she can't be trusted to sleep on her own when she is like this. One night last week, she vomited in her bed upstairs and was just laying there, on her back with vomit on her face when I got to her. It would just be so easy for her to choke. We've been putting her to bed in her baby papasan chair (still the best money we've ever spent) and around midnight I move her into my bed. This weekend she has been getting worse, one evening I had to restrict her from everything (including her brother), in addition to her meds, to get her breathing under control. Though, today it seems to be better. (KNOCK ON WOOD) We'll see how this week goes, I hope she doesn't bring home any new little microbial friends!

12 comments:

Becca said...

She is remarkable! Hope she feels better soon, poor thing!

flutter said...

of course she is brilliant, look at her parents

Beck said...

I hope she gets feeling better - having a kid sleep with you every night is EXHAUSTING. Not to mention how scary having a sick child can be, too.
Smartypants! What a girl!

Christine said...

school=germs! i hope her breathing gets better and she stays relatively well the remainder of this year.
xoxo

natalie said...

I SO love hearing the boxes crunch under KayTar as she crushes them one by one! Are they adjusting well to their new campus? How has BubTar's transition been? Are you satisfied with your decision?

Magpie said...

She's something else. Hope she's feeling better.

Belle said...

Wow! Just stumbled upon your blog, and your little girl sounds awesome. I'm sorry you have to go through such scariness though... :( good luck with the school year!

Gwen said...

I hope she keeps stomping those boxes. And that she's healthy this week.

Jaden Paige said...

It doesn't surprise me at all that she is the talk of the school! She is such a bright little star! :)

~aj~ said...

Well since I'm a couple days behind, how IS she feeling this week?

It just makes me smile to read about what an impression she is making on everyone at school. I can't say that I'm the least bit surprised. ;)

InTheFastLane said...

Rock on KayTar!

Woman in a Window said...

Squishing those boxes, indeed! She is amazing. Now...for some sleep.