Tuesday, 21 October 2008

There's a whole lot of crafting going on...

....NOT!!!!!
I was up until about 12.30 last night completing Parental Contribution Forms for a Meeting held at the school today.......so I went to bed with my head buzzing and I never really switched off from it all.
Been on the phone to The Down Syndrome Association this morning to get some specialist advice regarding Amelia's support at school....it seems I am not quite so mad in thinking that a bit of differentiation is possible. We are visiting the SN school on Friday and I suppose I need to decide one way or another if I want to continue battling things out with the school/LEA or whether or not Amelia would actually be better of in a SN school.



The school are saying that Amelia is struggling to access the Year 2 cirriculum and that they cannot differentiate lessons without excluding her. Funny that the advisor from the DSA advised that there are actually plenty of schools out there differentiating classes for children with Down Syndrome and still on P-Levels, not only in Y2, but also into KS2 and even into Secondary education.

I just feel I am constantly banging my head against a brick wall with it all but deep down I know that if I send her to the SN school I will feel that the system has beaten me and that I will have let her down badly.

Anyway, enough of my waffle...........meet Dotty Dolly!#
I asked my mum if she would be able to knit a Dottie for me and I have her a few ideas of what I'd like, such as the striped tights and a dotty cardi...but the hair do was rather tricky to master.
I wonder how we could give her little nobbly knee caps too!!!

Thanks MUM, I love Dottie Dolly! xx

10 comments:

Nikki said...

((((((((((((((ADELE))))))))))))))) heading your way...

Love the Dotty Doll too... :O)

Jac said...

Hope you get everything sorted out for the very best. I adore your Dottie doll what a clever mum, wish I could knit!

Louly said...

Wow Adele that's amaaaaazing! Your mum is an ace knitter. PMSL about the knobbly knees. I love Dottie Dolly to bits, especially her wee nose and the curly hair.

Ruth - Crafty Wanderings said...

Would your mum knit me a Dottie Dolly too???? She's so cute!

Here's hoping the very best decisions are made for Amelia's schooling and that most of all her school years will be happy years and years that will provide with all she needs for a fulfilling life for her.
Ruth x

Crafty_Passions1995 said...

that is just awesome!

maddy hill said...

hope your struggle is nearing its end Adele x

isnt your mum clever ... what a cute knitted dolly , that is so fab !

Juliet said...

Ooooh Dottie DOlly is gorgeous Adele - I love her! What a clever mum you have.

ENJAY said...

Perhaps you should take a mould of Lou's knees!! lol,only joking, uts a wonderfull dolly!!! Your mums done a brilliant job.xxx

Sammi said...

oh... so cute!!!

Trace Dee said...

Adele this doll is fab what a cleaver mum you have. (p.s is she taking orders)

Love tracey