I found out today that my 6 year old son's personal classroom aide has resigned. She'll be here until the end of the week and then she's gone. Apparently she was not happy with me and the things I've been writing in our "communication notebook". I have written tips and ideas about how to deal with certain issues that my son is having at school in the notebook because I have information that the teachers don't have. I know how to handle certain situations with him and thought they'd want this information. The communication notebook is a two way communication, so I've been "communicating". I always made sure to thank the aide and the teachers for their hard work with my son before I wrote anything. And I always revised my comments before writing them in the notebook because I was aware that written words can be misinterpreted. But I guess she took the things I wrote personally instead of just taking them as helpful information. I guess she didn't think that we appreciated her hard work. But we really did appreciate her and everything she's done for our son. But she's leaving and I have no idea who will be replacing her. The principal didn't sound very hopeful that he'd be able to replace her with anyone as good as her. Part of me feels awful that this happened and the other part of me is glad because she was learning on the job. She had no experience or training to work with special needs children. This is our first experience with aides so I don't have anything to compare it to. The principal told me that the school doesn't have the money to hire the kind of aide that I want and that maybe my son should be in a different place if that's what he needs (ie: a Special Education kindergarten). I told him that wasn't going to happen and why. Has this ever happened to anyone else? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks.