Thursday, August 14, 2014
Milestone Achieved - Kindergarten Day 1
Well we have hit another milestone here at Team Avery -- we now have our very own Kindergartner! Avery started kindergarten this morning and couldn't wait to get there. She was so excited. Course the nurse has already called me to let me know she hit her head on the playground and her tummy is hurting. Awesome - it's only been an hour and half. The first day is always the hardest they say - so hopefully tomorrow will prove better. (especially after an enema!)
She has Mrs Talb and their are 20 kids in her class. Mrs Talb is a very orderly and specific teacher and rumor has it she is a great one. She has been teaching for a long time and I look forward to a few weeks from now when she has Avery figured out and we can get down to business on the learning. I have high hopes that Avery will make some new friends this year - ones we can have play dates with. I yearn to hear those girly giggles floating out from her bedroom as she pretends with her new best friends.
This will be the start of a new phase for me as well -- dealing with the School and Avery's IEP is something that most parents do not find an easy task. My goal is to play nice as best I can -- or this could be a long 12 years... I have not yet met with this school's team as we transferred in from our assigned school and they don't approve that move until a few days before school starts. Hoping to meet with them next week to fill them in on Avery and her baggage. I keyed the nurse in today about her "Master Adult Manipulator" skills -- hoping that helps a little today.
Our next visit to St Jude is at the end of September -- a longer wait than normal due to scheduling. Crossing our fingers that waiting 5 months hasn't left anything unchecked.
Posted by Jeremy, Jenn and Avery at 10:05 AM