#SundayPost: July 31st

Posted July 31, 2022 in Roundup Tags:

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  •   Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose

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I can’t believe it is the end of July already! Tomorrow I go back to work, but in my new role as School Psychologist. I am super excited. If you don’t know what a school psychologist is, I will explain. Students who might have a disability must be evaluated by the school psychologist to determine if they meet the criteria for federal and state disability services. So, I do IQ testing, achievement testing, social emotional screening, behavior rating scales, and other tools to determine if a child needs an individual education plan (IEP). Previously, I was a special education teacher, so once a kid was identified by the school psychologist, I worked with them to help them achieve the goals in their IEP. Now, I will be doing the determining of whether or not they qualify. This is better for me because I will work with 1 kid at a time. No classroom teaching anymore. Also, being a school psychologist is like solving puzzles all day. Gathering information and trying to piece it together to determine what assistance a child needs, helping them identify their own education goals, etc.

It was rainy and a bit cooler here most of this week. That meant no pool time which sucked since I will have even less now that I’m back to work. But, on Thursday I met up with some friends for Friends trivia (the TV show Friends). We did pretty well! There were over 40 teams and we can in 3rd. I’m so glad all this useless knowledge in my head is usable!

Grad school work was super tough this week. I just can’t seem to focus. I have never thought I might have ADHD until this week. I just cant seem to stay engaged with a task for longer than a couple minutes before I get caught up in something else. I don’t seem to be able to make a plan for what needs to get done and then follow through.

I’m getting nervous about leaving Calleigh and Ranger all day when I go back to work. Calleigh will be fine-she is used to it. But, it will be an adjustment for Ranger. I am hoping to find someone who can come check in and let them out midday. It’s kind of expensive though!

So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!

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8 responses to “#SundayPost: July 31st

  1. I’m so excited for you! I considered getting into being a school psychologist at one point. I’ve always loved working with SPED kids but felt like an entire classroom would be overwhelming, so I didn’t actually certify to be a SPED teacher. And what you’re doing is so important for those kids — getting the services they need setup is so crucial and unfortunately such a battle too often! Can’t wait to hear how things go!

    And OMG Friends trivia with that many people would be awesome! 3rd place makes me think you may know Friends better than I do and I thought I knew it pretty well.

    Good luck with school this week, I hope you’re able to focus 🙂

  2. I’m really excited for you moving into a career which will be awesome for you. I’m sure there will be tough days but overall a great change for you. You will be such a benefit to those children. It sounds like you don’t live too close in town but if you did it might be easy to find a college student or early retired person to help with the pets. It would still cost money but maybe not so much if it is a steady gig for them? I wish you the best of luck!!

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