Monday, August 31, 2009
First real day at REAL preschool
Today Avery went back to her new school Shadelands preschool to attend her special education class. She took the bus. She was so excited and so brave. Her gramma and I pretty much cried. I held back a bit but Gramma had a couple tears as we got into my car to follow the bus to school! Yep, we followed it. I had a bunch of diapers and wipes and changes of clothes to get there anyway. She took her new backpack with her lunch and blankie and pacifier (just in case). She got on the bus happy and got off the bus HAPPY! she saw me and said Momma!!Momma!! and went on her merry way with the classroom aide! she had a great day and just smiles so big when we ask about it. She will normally go back to her regular preschool in the afternoons but today we had a meeting to go to. We are embarking on a new therpay called HANDLE. www.handle.org and are very excited about it. Avery didnt get to nap and was so tired but a total trooper and we are so proud. On the way home from that meeting I got a chance to look over all the stuff that came home with Avery. A communication book that will go back and forth daily, a weekly newsletter with everything they will be working on, pictures of new signs that correspond to the theme of the month (Transportation and the colors yellow and red) and a welcome letter from the teacher. This is what made me cry. Im so HAPPY we have this school and these people in her life. we have such hope for her future. I've seen a lot of her dimples lately and that means smiles and that makes me happy!! Here are some pics from this AM getting on the bus!