In the interest of updates, my student is out of surgery and in the pediatric ICU. Mom says they are in the danger zone for the next 4-5 days due to the risk of hemmoraging or stroke, but very grateful the surgery is done now.
I told you about my organizing frenzy over the weekend. Well, it continued well through the day today. I skipped Math and Writing in favor of organizing and reviewing rules and procedures.
I felt a twinge of guilt at the thought of throwing about 120 instructional minutes away, but I know the future time and frustration all this saves. We have to start on the right foot. Despite my guilt, I feel like I probably accomplished more today than I would have by sticking to curricular targets religiously. It was sooooo worth it.