Wednesday, June 24, 2009

All about preschool...

Last week, Sophie had her first somewhat full week back to school. Her normal schedule is Monday through Thursday mornings for 3 hours. She had a full day on Monday and then we took Tuesday off to make sure she was well rested for a full day of therapy on Wednesday. Unfortunately, we were all a little too well rested as we overslept and Sophie was about an hour late for school. On Thursday, she seemed to have a wonderful day. She was full of smiles and was very talkative when I came to pick her up. Miss Lisa (a paraeducator in her classroom during the regular school year) came to see her. Miss Cherie (her teacher) and Miss Sharon (another paraeducator) are in her classroom during the regular school year as well as in the summer. I think it helps A LOT for Sophie to get back into her routine with having the same classroom and seeing familiar faces. Miss Brandi (her one-on-one paraprofessional) is off for the summer so Miss Marilyn (a school nurse from another school in the district that is off for the summer) is taking her place.

Needless to say, Sophie is in very capable hands. I LOVE Sophie's preschool. I feel so comfortable having her there. I am so thankful for her teacher, paraeducators, paraprofessionals and therapists. It takes a very patient and caring person to not only work with preschoolers but those with special needs. When I spent the day with Sophie at her preschool a few weeks back, I was exhausted when I left. Not because of Sophie, she did great. But from watching the amount of energy it takes to keep the routine flowing in such a smooth manner and knowing the little tidbits of each child to help them reach their full potential. THANK YOU to all of you.

I can't believe she went back to school ONLY 17 days after having brain surgery. It is quite amazing. She is doing so incredibly well.

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