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It didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped but it wasn't as bad as I could have imagined.

He walked into the school without an issue, went with the 5th grade escort without an issue, and was gone about 35 minutes or so before he came out with one of the teachers. They asked me to come back to the little gym where the screening was being held so I could talk to the speech teacher. The woman that I walked back with said he had been very withdrawn and they were having a hard time getting him to talk, however, when they were on their way to me, he caught sight of a knight painted on the wall and he just started talking about superheros.

I went back and the speech teacher was busy so I sat with him while he worked with one of the kindergarten teachers. He couldn't, or wouldn't, identify any of the letters but was fine with all the numbers, shapes, colors, etc. When he moved on to motor skills, he did relatively well...holding a pencil looks to be a chore. The school nurse approached me and told me that they might have some concern about his vision. They think he's 20/30 in one eye and 20/40 in another. But they said that he did appear tired which he should have been since he was up from 1:00-4:30 this morning because his stomach hurt. She did give me a form to take to a ophthalmologist so I could his eyes examined.

Once he was done, he was allowed to go play with the other kids but he went off to the side and did his own thing. He didn't interact with any of them.

He had to use the bathroom and when he walked into the boys bathroom, he came right back out because they had the scary toilet. Nadir does like the sound of a toilet flushing when he is in a new environment. The flush can be too loud for him so I had to take him to the girl's bathroom, let him pee, wash his hands, and then wait outside while I flushed the toilet.

The teacher that he sat with said that he appeared to be a completely different kid when I was there which wasn't what I really wanted to hear since I have no plans to attend kindergarten again. The speech teacher suggested that I visit the building a few times during the summer and let him walk through it just to get him comfortable. There is a morning towards the end of August when the kids can go to the school, get on a bus, and go for a ride. He's been on a school bus before with daycare but I think I'll do it anyway so he can get as much exposure to the school as he can.

by on Mar. 19, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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by Gold Member on Mar. 20, 2014 at 1:06 PM
That would be great, thanks

Quoting Mom2jngnc:

I will get the links and make it a topic on here.

Quoting Cecelia712: Please post the YouTube info here if you dont mind. I could Use them with G.

Quoting Mom2jngnc:

Liz, he will mature quite a bit between now and then. Yes, do the kinder orientation day. I know it's a pain in the @$$, and with Alex the teacher asked me if I wanted to do it for despite the curriculum changes between 2000 and 2012 her prep the parents really hadn't changed much. 

Nadir knows a lot more than he lets on. I can get the names of the YouTube video clips that we used in morning circle time for the alphabet.... there has got to be away to get them to show up on the link for him...... 

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by Platinum Member on Mar. 20, 2014 at 8:13 PM

He has always been a little slow to warm up, no? Im guessing once he gets a little more comfy, he will adjust just fine. i honestly dont think you should spend your time with flash cards or the like...especially if he isnt interested...  He will get it, you have full day K and they really do so much there... He will be great. 

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