The process of touring is kind of slow going. We have to take a general tour and an additional tour of the K-2 SDC for almost every school. The general tours are scheduled in advance, but for the SDC tours I have to get the teachers to call me back. Many of the schools won’t schedule anything until October.
I realize that October is just a few days away. But it just feels like the window is closing in so quickly.
Even with the appointment we have this week, they are only giving us half an hour to observe the class. I get that they can’t let us hang around all day (though I would like to ). But it sure doesn’t seem like much time.
The teacher also told me that if I had any questions I should call him after class. So in other words, sit down and shut up for our 30 minutes. I do understand that the teacher can’t give us a lot of attention during class. Maybe if the tour was longer it could spill over into some of the free time and then he could answer a question or two.
Part of me wishes that I could take R. to see the classrooms and schools. Of course that would be difficult on so many levels. And it seems that even the general ed students are not welcome at the tours, so there is no precedence for it.