September 5, 2008

1st Week of School is Over

I wish I could say that after day 1 the rest of the school week was uneventful. Quite the contrary. So as not to overwhelm you with details, here's the snapshot of the week:

Day 2-note home from the teacher

Day 3-note home from the teacher

Day 4-called by nurse around 10 (an hour into school) today to please come pick up Timothy

All 3 incidents were completely different scenarios, but they did all create the same reaction in Timothy "I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT!!!!" All three scenes happened in the morning. He has had very good afternoons, evidently.

No, this hasn't been a purely horrific experience, but it sure has been an emotional one. I am grateful that...
  • He likes his school (I really dread the morning we have to battle GOING to school).

  • He likes his teacher (and I do too).

  • I've already made a kind friend...a mother of another boy in T's class.

  • The staff has a hands on approach to this. They will be meeting on Monday to create an "action plan" for Timothy (yes, that stings). The nurse and teacher told me they will be recommending half day kindergarten. I think that will be great, but it takes a very special circumstance (because of district issues) for a child to get it.

  • Both his teacher and the school nurse (who took a thorough history of Timothy today) care very much. They are practical, and I have yet to get that "can't you fix your son?" tone.
Please pray for our situation. God knows what's best for Timothy. I just need to trust Him!

8 comments:

Sharon said...

I'm so glad that they're willing to work WITH you at the school. Sounds like half day kdg. would really help the situation. Keep us posted, and keep focusing on the positives while you deal with the negatives. And enjoy your weekend OFF from school! yea! =)

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

So sorry you are having to walk through this, friend. I'll be praying for you!!

Kristen M. said...

It sounds like you have (or are trying to have) a positive attitude. And I'm glad to hear that the school is being proactive. Starting school is exhausting under ordinary circumstances. I will pray that everyone has time to unwind over the weekend and that the meeting on Monday will be beneficial.

singingmommy said...

I am so thankful that the school staff is working with you to meet T's needs. I hope that things will soon settle down for all of you. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to be walking in your shoes, and I so enjoy reading about your successes as you constantly lean on The One who can calm your storms....

Dena said...

Oh, Alicia, my heart just breaks for your little guy and you. The Lord reminds me often to pray.

Natasha said...

You and your wonderful boy are on my heart a lot!!!! I can only offer prayers but I know that it is only God who strengthens us. You are a wonderful mother.

Marc and Charity said...

Bless you girl, sounds like a rough week. I will pray for you specifically this week.

lonestar818 said...

It's good that the school is being proactive, and sounds like they really do have his best interest at heart. The first few weeks can be hard for any child, but especially for a child with sensory issues (I saw that in your intro). My sons have sensory issues as well, and they have difficulty with transitions as well as being asked to do "non-preferred" activities, both of which can create problems at school. A picture schedule so he knows what to expect throughout the day can be really helpful, if they don't suggest that when you meet with them it might be worth asking about.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, good luck w/ the school ((hugs))