Thursday, September 3, 2009

This morning I took Cooper to school and left him there! It was only for an hour but he did great. He didn't get upset when I left, he never does, and he cooperated pretty well with his teacher. She said he is starting to calm down a little and sitting in his seat at circle time so that is good. I know darn well that he can sit perfectly through circle time and so does he, he is just overexcited in his new school and apparently feels super comfortable there. Today he took his shoes off, of course that reminded his teachers of when Quinn was in their class....he never left his shoes on :) When it was time to leave his teacher got down in front of him (she is super tall) and said "Bye Cooper". Guess what??? He said it right back! It was very quiet but it was definately "Bye"! He did the same thing yesterday, things are looking good for Cooper and his talking since that is a really hard one for him and he didn't even need to be prompted!! So the teacher says she is thrilled with his behavior and everything so all is well on that front.

After I brought Cooper home I left him with his Grandma Berta and went to visit Quinn at school. I had loads of school supplies to deliver so I figured I would spend some time watching his class. When I got there it was a little nuts, which is understandable since there are 10 kids in the class and 5 of them are three year olds that just started yesterday. The other 5 all have special needs and one was screaming while another had a huge seziure. Quinn's teacher looked less than thrilled with my visit's timing, but I understand that it takes some time to get everything going smoothly. I got to watch her do some one on one work with him and I was happy with it. It was very similar to the kind of stuff they did with Cooper at KKI. Quinn was having trouble concentrating, but who could blame him. I hope he will get used to this kind of work in time, the good thing was the teacher didn't let him get away with not doing it. I also got to meet his one on one aide and I really liked her! After that they had lunch so I went with them to watch because I have been very curious about the whole buying lunch thing. I decided to buy Quinn a school lunch everyday because it will give him a chance to practice eating with utensils and try new things. I wasn't sure he would actually eat the school lunch, but I thought we would try for a while. I asked his aide if she thought it was a waste of money that I bought him lunch and she looked at me like I was nuts. Apparently Quinn absolutely loves the cafeteria food and pretty much cleans his plate everyday :) Today he had pizza, which came out pre-cut into little pieces and looked nasty. He also had mashed potatoes which also looked nasty. Then there was some canned corn which of course, looked nasty. He also got applesauce and juice. He ate it all! He seemed to really like it, but it definately reminded me that I have always found school cafeteria food to be, well..... nasty :) But his aide helped him eat it with a fork and a spoon and he really enjoyed it. With eating a lunch like that everyday plus the free breakfast that he loves (even though he eats at home too), I expect my skinny little boy to fill out a bit this year!