Despite my worries, the first day of school came and went and Sophia absolutely LOVES school! I think that Sophia's teacher is great, along with her aides, and they are always trying out new things to help Sophia stay focused and on task. She is expected to follow the routine and perform skills in the classrooms just like her peers. Of course some days sound like they go better than others, but overall I think that she is doing great adjusting to school and I look forward to seeing her progress when I go back in to update her IEP. We also transitioned from at home therapy to a clinic this fall, and Sophia has done a great job with that too! We go to our local pediatric therapy clinic where Sophia receives additional occupational therapy and speech therapy, besides what she gets at school. She is always ready and willing to go and "play" with her therapists and they both are great with her!
As if sending her to school wasn't hard, today I put her on the school bus, for the first time!
I cried :( and Jayden was here to comfort me and tell me that everything would be ok and Sophia would be fine :) I love that big girl of mine! The bus pulled up in front of our house and I put Sophia on the bus, buckled her in, said goodbye, walked off and waved to her as her little head peaked out the window where she was sitting. She never cried, but I'm sure she was thinking, "what the hell is going on here?!?! What is this thing and who are these people and why are you leaving me Mommy?" I hope she wasn't scared. I hope that she loves riding the bus as much as she loves going to school. I hope she stays safe on that big, yellow bus.
**not the best pictures, but it was dark outside and I had to hurry and snap a picture on the bus :)