Thursday, July 31, 2014
Alaina made it to her first day of kindergarten! She has been so excited to ride the bus and I'm so glad we made the choice to let her. A little girl from our bus stop who is also a kindergartener sat with Alaina so I felt good that she had a friend with her to ride to school. I had wanted her to sit in the very front but once she got on the bus she wanted to sit in the back. Olivia had to stop her and put her in this seat about three rows back. They can't sit together because kindergarteners are supposed to sit in the front and older kids in the back. I'm ok with that though because then Alaina gets to sit with kids her own age and she can make friends.
After the bus left Corinne and I drove to the school so we could see Alaina's new classroom. Her teacher is brand new to the school this year, but the teacher assistant has been at the school since it opened and everyone loves her. I really hope Alaina has a good year and that this class is a good fit for her. She is going to a separate kindergarten for kids with learning disabilities or delays. I think she is better there for the start of the year because Alaina doesn't have a lot of functional speech yet, although she's made a lot of improvements over the past year with her fabulous speech therapist. She may spend time in the regular kindergarten at some point during the year if everyone thinks that would benefit her.
I'm sure going to be anxious waiting for Alaina to come off the bus this afternoon! I hope she has a great day!