Michael turns 3 tomorrow. I can't believe I have a 3 year old and he will be starting school soon. Michael has a fairly significant speech delay and has been in EI for 6 months until he aged out at 3. EI made a referral to the public school system given his speech delay and him being somewhat behind in his social skills. We went for his initial IEP meeting and I really felt like those that observed him, got a really good picture of who he is. They talked a lot about his strengths and how those strengths would be really beneficial in helping him with the areas that he needs to work on. I got to see his classroom and I found out that he is going to need a back pack and a lunch box. I am considering making him a lunch bag instead of buying one. It's something simple that I can do and it will be nice for him to have something that I made for him. For now he will be attending the 1/2 day pre-school program and will even be getting services through the summer. This plan is in place for the next year. I guess then we will have another IEP meeting. I am so happy that he got into the pre-school program. I really think it is going top be good for him to be in school and away from me for a short time. I'm sure that it is going to be an adjustment for all of us, but I am so excited and can't wait to see him bloom into who he is.
Having my oldest start pre-school and hopefully getting better with his communication skills and social skills totally makes my Monday!