Tuesday, September 13, 2016

One Week In: Kindergarten

The adjustment to Kindergarten isn't easy for typical kids or kids with Down syndrome.

So far, so good.  The good?  Ellie loves school.  She loves her teacher and assistant.  She loves specials, especially Spanish.  She is happy to walk out the door each day, and our decision to decline special bus services is paying off in increased endurance.  (Her school is half a mile uphill from our house.  Mommy is also getting in shape!)

The hard?  I know less about what's going on at school because unlike past years, I don't know a ton of parents at the school.  I know just three.  Yesterday Ellie had a hard time listening.  I had to remind myself over and over, "first six weeks of school, first six weeks of school."  We also spent the weekend at our church retreat which was wonderful and exhausting, but probably didn't help Ellie's behavior.

We're doing okay.  Ellie remains a bit clingier than normal, even with her favorite babysitter.  "Mommy, you're going to tutor and then you're coming back, right???"  Caroline was a little lost the first week without her big sister around.

Five more weeks of the "adjustment period," but I think we'll be okay.  There will be bumps in the road.  But we'll be okay.

Dancing at the retreat, to the beat of her own very intense drummer!

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1 comment:

  1. Good thought for the first 6 weeks. I'll have to track the next three to see if we do better. Really 4 since we had Labor Day and another three day weekend due to the fair being in town.


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