Monday, August 18, 2008

Back to School for Everyone!

Well, tomorrow is back to school for everyone, including Kaylee! Tomorrow will be Kaylee's first PT session and Friday will be her first OT session.

We went to our orientation at Ethan's preschool today. We got to meet with his new teacher, Ms. Danielle. She is lovely. I have heard so many great things about her. I know I have mentioned it before, but Ethan will be starting at a new school in the integrated program, which is a mainstreamed preschool where there are half typical peers and the other half are kids with high-functioning Autism. Their classroom is set up so cute and the teacher seems like she is really well organized. She really put a lot of effort in to all the letterhead, forms and take home folders. You can definitely tell that she has experience with teaching this program. We decorated Ethan's cubby bucket pictured below. He chose the Scooby Doo theme and I decorated it. We just happened to find the "eye" stickers in the halloween section at the craft store and it reminded me of the Scooby Doo intro.

Javi is also starting a new program and a new school. He will be in NSH (Non-Severely Handicapped), so he will no longer be in the ASD Categorical Program (ASD only class). This is an exciting year for Javi. He will be expected to be more independent, as there is only one assistant teacher and a teacher. There will be no scheduled individual mainstreaming, they will mainstream for certain activities as a whole class, which the expectation is he will gain more independent skill. I am hoping that he will enjoy his new school. He is getting to be such a big boy! So independent!

Fall is almost here! My favorite time of year!


JSmith5780 said...

I HOPE HOPE HOPE everyone has a great first day. So many new exciting opportunitiess for the boys. Connor thrived in the integrated class. Yes, the teacher was awesome, but working with the "typical" peers forced him to work harder!

Can't wait to hear how everyone did today!

~Mama Skates~ said...

i can't believe how fast summer flew by! mine start next week - i'm sooo not ready...but they are! ;0) good luck to ur crew! i hope they have a great first day in their new surroundings!!!

Shanna Grimes said...

Thank you! Me too! I will update you all later on how it went.

baby trevor's mommy said...

Wow...lots of changes in the forecast for you! It sounds like both Ethan & Javi will have a great school year! And with a name like can't go wrong!

I really hope the OT & PT start helping Kay make forward progress. I know with Trev...we've seen benefits with more services. Keeps mommy busy...but it's worth it!