For Juliana, this was an entirely new chapter in her life. Not only was she moving on from the Pre-school campus into a new huge elementary school, she would also be, for the first time in a mainstream kindergarten class all day. In her years at pre-school she had spent most of the day in a special education class and only part in mainstream. This definitely has it's benefits, the main one being smaller class size so she got more attention. But as we "learned" Juliana and she continued to mature we discovered that more and more she "wants to do what the others are doing" (this is a button on her computer that she uses often). We also realized that her "disability" is physical. Her mind works! So, together with the school we decided to let this little chick soar into general ed Kindergarten. Let me tell you mom and dad were VERY nervous and excited.
Here are the kiddos on the first day of school. And yes, Ashely is one of our kiddos too. She was awesome. She spent the night with us that night to help us in the morning and then spent part of the morning at school with Juliana to help get her acquainted with her new class. Then Super Daddy tagged her out and he ended up spending the first week at school. Got to love the Super Daddy! So she is in a class of about 20 kiddos with one teacher and one teacher aide dedicated to Juliana all day. She is wonderful and quickly learning Juliana. Looking forward to the awesome things to come this year!