Monday, August 26, 2013

The Kindergarten Transition

Well, it's official.  Mikan is a kindergartener.  He is still attending ABA for a few hours after kindergarten each day this week and then he will continue to receive therapy in our home after school.  But he was excited to ride the bus to school and we were ecstatic to hear that he even ate some of his school lunch.  I have decided not to pack his lunch to see if he will get into the routine of eating with all of the other kids.

We were a little disheartened to hear the school PT recommend a walker to recess use and hallway transitions since this is something we thought we had graduated from a few years ago.  But they are only using it when Mikan asks for it, so I guess he will have to figure out if he wants to keep up on his own or with the help of a walker.

ABA graduation ceremony, reading his memory book with a therapist

First day of kindergarten.  All ready to go with his calendar in hand.

On the bus and excited for a new adventure.  Kindergarten is going to seem like a cake-walk compared to ABA.

After the first day of school, Mikan came home and wanted to play "teacher."  Below is a video of him reenacting some of his day (which I think is a combination of ABA and kindergarten).  He begins with "All eyes on me!" as he speaks to his two "students" (two calendars with faces on them).

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