1. After five years of riding the bus, they suddenly want Joey to stand on the street to wait for it, instead of coming out from the house when the bus arrives. There is a 20 minute window for the bus to arrive (10 minutes on either side of the actually time it is supposed to arrive). As many of you may know, a 20-minute wait next to a busy street should be a really interesting challenge for us. I'll keep you posted.
2. Joey's teacher and I are thinking of recommending Joey begin a math group in the inclusion room. This will work for two angles: differentiation for Joey will be easier, because he'll be in a room where other kids may be working on more advanced levels than their classmates (his group will be targeted to his skill level), and he will be away from another student whose behavior has a major influence on Joey, and unfortunately a negative impact. It will also take him away from Mrs. A for another 30 minutes a day. However, this will mean another major schedule change for Joey, and possibly without the support of his usual aide. Again- I'll keep you posted.