So we’re in our third week of Sophia being in pre-k. I wrote a post the Friday of the first week, and wanted to add a few photos and then that took too much effort and so in the end it was just never posted. It is what it is.
But now we’re in the third week of the best thing for Sophia…ever. I was nervous about how this would go, I lost a lot of sleep worrying about her not coping well, being over stimulated, kids not understanding her, her not making friends, her not following directions….basically everything you could worry about.
Honestly? Most of those fears have turned out to be completely unfounded. She has two friends that she talks about every day. The entire car ride home, most of the evening, in the morning…these two kids are the bees knees in the eyes of my four year old. She loves her teacher and every morning when she gets to class she runs to her teacher and gives her a hug, at night she wants to add her to our nightly prayers. She doesn’t try to run away, she doesn’t start echoing, she doesn’t freak out. Instead she’s learning how to talk to people and ask questions, she’s playing and sharing, she’s doing arts and crafts, she’s playing tag and pretend. (What she isn’t doing is napping, and you know what a non-napping 4 year old does? Talk, talk, talk. I think she gets that honestly.)
She does have a very thorough IEP, and a speech therapist that comes once a week and another teacher person that comes and works with her occasionally. Things haven’t been perfect, but most of my concerns aren’t anything that’s been a problem. And today, after yesterday being sort of the Super-Monday of Mondays, I was told she was exceptionally well behaved, and earned the class star for the day.
It’s a great feeling to watch her overcome the things that make her uncomfortable, to learn how to be in social settings with out freaking out, to have so much stimulation and actually process it. She’s such a rockstar, and I feel 100% confident that pre-k has helped her leaps and bounds already.
I am totally part of the #TeamPreK fan club. You know, if that’s a thing.