Saturday, September 6, 2014

Reflecting on the First Week

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -Lao Tzu
Colin finished his very first week of Kindergarten yesterday (2 days) and we are thrilled at the way it went.  We are optimistic about the coming days ahead but know that the first 2 days were a transition for everyone.  As the students learn routines and get used to their new environment, a lot of change is taking place for everyone.  However, for a child who can have difficulties with transitions and change, he did really well.  We didn't receive a lot of feedback in terms of specifics from his teacher or para just yet, but we know that as they get into the more specific academic stuff next week and include pull outs with his therapists, we will start to receive more information.  The positives for us were that we had two really good notes and he came home happy each day (although he was also quite exhausted).  As expected though, the ONE thing he talked about (other than telling us the names of his teachers) was gym class (which makes me laugh).  

We have a long road ahead but will take things one step and one day at a time...

Last night, we had a much requested activity of riding bikes in the driveway on their "road".  Picture a 40+ week pregnant lady drawing a road in sidewalk chalk with the hopes of inducing labor (it obviously didn't work) and you can imagine what I must have looked like.  The kids had fun and it was a nice way to end the week. 

One thing about our little boy is that he WILL pick himself up and keep on going...

IMG 5919 from Kelli Tobin on Vimeo.

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