It's back to school time! I, for one, could not be more excited about that. Both of my boys thrive on structure and routine and I did a terrible job of making that happen this summer so the return of school has been long overdue. Reese misses his buddies and Brinkley asks, almost daily, for Mrs. Young. He'll grab his bag and stand at the door saying, "see Mrs. Young." When I tell him not today his response is always, "I love Mrs. Young." Well, your wish is about to come true!
Reese starts back tomorrow and Brinkley will have a home visit this week and start back next week. This year will be a little different for both of my boys so prayers for a great transition are much appreciated. Reese has spent the last two years with the same teacher and students as they looped together. He also had the privilege of being in Mrs. Meares class again since she moved from kindergarten to 3rd grade Science. Change is hard for him and this year will be totally new. A new classroom teacher and a new Science teacher. He finished 3rd grade very strong and I am looking forward to seeing how well he is going to do in 4th grade.
Brinkley will be seeing some changes as well. He has been in the same classroom the last two years as well. This year he will be returning to his beloved Mrs. Young's self-contained class for children with developmental delays, but he will also get to experience something new. I am so excited that he is going to doing inclusion in the traditional K4 class as well. This is a huge step for him and us. He thrives in an environment where he is challenged by the model of other children without delays. I can not wait to see how he grows through this experience.
Since both boys are moving into new territory with new teachers I thought it would be helpful to introduce the teachers to my boys ahead of time. I put together these "Meet the Holders" sheets, for lack of a better name.