This past spring Isaac's Early Intervention Pre-Preschool hosted a "Transition Seminar" - to help the parents and students smoothly transition from the cozy-warm safe harbor of Early Intervention to the unknown seas of what lies beyond in the public school system, and just for the record we are blessed to have been cast into the seas of a wonderful Special Needs Preschool within our local school system,...
Transition Books were introduced that night at the Transition Seminar,...basically they are books or booklets with pictures and information about your child and their likes, dislikes, strengths and challenges. Some of the transition books were quite simple, just staples pages in a note book, others were quite impressive, such as several professional bounds 'books' --
With Isaac being sick last week, I didn't have time to create a Transition Book, for Isaac's new preschool teacher, but thanks to the aid of a scrapbooking software (Printmaster) - I was able to create a double-sided sheet of card-stock paper that I then laminated so it would be easy for the teacher to stick into Isaac's school file for reference.
Isaac: At A Glance
This past Friday on the Teacher-Meet Day at the Preschool, Isaac was still too sick to go with me when I went to meet his teacher and take his school supplies. Having Isaac's transition sheet was a great ice-breaker and a convenient proxy-introduction.
Isaac's new teacher liked the Isaac: At A Glance,...and said she created something very similar for her students when they transition to their next class.
The nicest thing about Transition Books or Sheets - is that there is no right or wrong. It's just a friendly "Hello" and some helpful information about a uniquely unique little guy.
Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!