It's so weird to think that Sammy is FIVE and in Kindergarten. I just can't seem to believe it. From all reports, she is doing very well adjusting to the all-day schedule. She is happy and transitions well (which, luckily, has always been the case).
Just recently I had a phone conversation with her teacher, who I absolutely love, and she informed me that Samantha is starting to mimic more and more. Everyday she reads them the same book. Mrs. Boyer said that Sammy gets excited when she pulls out the book. And then, there are a few parts where a bus driver (in the book) yells, 'NO.' Well, guess who does it too? SAMMY. That's right. Sammy enthusiastically yells out "NO" when they get to that part in the book. And finally, at the very end, the bus driver says "YES" and Sammy repeats "YEAH" every time. Now, that just about made my heart melt. It may seem like a little thing, but it's a big 'ole deal to me. As a side note: I'm so happy we have Laura for a teacher. I knew they were hiring a new teacher. At our last IEP, the principal told me they weren't sure who the new teacher would be, but she was hoping for one that 3 other schools wanted. Well, we got her! She has 30 years experience, knows about the program we're doing at home with Sammy, and is all-around fantastic. She knows her stuff...is 'old school' good. What do I mean by that? She has a ton of experience, believes in what she does, and as new stuff comes out, she's all about adjusting and adding it to her classroom. It's all for the benefit of her kids. I love her. I made it very clear that I wanted Sammy to stay at her school, and I'm so glad it worked out that way (she could have been moved to another school).
|Callie waiting with Samantha for the bus.|
|It should be easier to get a good picture. Oh well. At least there aren't any tears, right?|