Nathan went off to school again this morning. Again, he was a little reluctant to get on the (giant) school bus, but I think it is from excitement now, not fear. He really loves Kindergarten & it doesn’t seem to be wearing him out. (Drat, I was hoping for early bedtime!)
I don’t get much communication from the school although he does have a binder that we pass back & forth. I’ve written requests for more information on his day, activities etc. in the book but I suspect that until we get an IEP together, there isn’t permission/time/resources to write much more than “good day”. I know it takes me 10 minutes to write a short note to the school about his day off/weekend, so I am grateful for whatever information I get.
It is eerie to know so little about his day. I never knew what he did at daycare all day either, so I don’t know why this bothers me so much. If Nathan could simply tell us what he did “today”, instead of me having to play 20 (thousand) questions, I might feel like I was connected to his school experience. I know, I know. We’re only 3 weeks in.
Pretty soon the school will have the funding application ready & I will have to brace myself to read it. They are evaluating, testing & observing him right now, trying to find the worst ways to describe all the areas he is weak in. (This is a GOOD thing, if they write positive things, he won’t qualify) But, so far he has amazed the OT by his progress, so at least I have that to hold on to.