I have to admit I was putting Alayna to bed the other night and was praying for school, teachers and their transition and I had a little tear in my eye. Alayna quickly noticed and asked if I was ok. Yes, sweet girl. I just can't believe my 4 pounder is now 5 and off to elementary school.
Last Wednesday morning, Amy Allison, the director of our DSG held a Down Syndrome 101 class at the girl's school and met with the whole staff and administration to in service them about ds. Awesome!
Thursday night we attended back to school night. The girls were thrilled to meet their teacher, Mrs. Thompson and look around the school as Aidan gave them the official tour. They both did very well considering the whole 500+ kids plus families were in the building looking around. It is a bit overwhelming even for us parents. The staff all greeted the girls so kindly and by name! YAY for ds 101 the day before!
Monday afternoon we went to kindergarten open house where the girls were able to spend 30 minutes in their classroom and put all their supplies away. Super thankful to their special education teacher, Mrs. Sickel who arranged for us to go 30 minutes earlier than open house for everyone else so that the girls could spend some quality time getting to know Mrs. Thompson and the classroom without distraction. Bless her, she is very kind with the girls.
Alayna wanted to greet everyone and Dariya was ready to head home shortly after we arrived. So typical for them both. I know it will take a few days for them to get into a routine but, prayerfully they will transition very well.
I went ahead and let them ride the bus today and they were thrilled to get on and away they went.
No stopping us now.
Kindergarten or bust!