Thursday, October 16, 2008

Christina is in Kindergarten

I was happy to sign Christina up for full day Kindergarten in an inclusive setting here in Connecticut. She is receiving all the therapies she had on Long Island, but somehow the classroom setting with typical children must be what is making the difference. She has, in only two weeks, come out with new words like "lunch" and is making an effort to communicate in sentences more than before. Since we at home too often anticipated her needs, perhaps she didn't have to make much of an effort to communicate as she does now.
She stayed dry all day today, and seems very enthusiastic when she boards the big bus in the morning. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for her. Last night, Bella helped her complete her homework, counting fish on a handout, and completing a bead pattern. I was impressed with her enthusiasm for completing these tasks.

It was hard trusting her to strangers, but people seem genuinely interested in her education and safety, and so far, all is going swimmingly!


jessica said...

YAY!! I can't wait to finally meet you guys!!

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

That is awesome! You must be so proud!