At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Friday, July 31, 2015

Transition Tour

Transition for the transition into Kindergarten? 
You bet!
Anything and everything to help our little guy transition smoothly into BIG KID school.
So when Isaac's new principal graciously invited us
 on a pre-Kindergarten tour of the elementary school
we were only too happy to show up for our appointment. 

Doors were locked, we buzzed the buzzer. 

And waited nicely until security buzzed us in,....

Isaac liked the loud 'CLICK' the front door made when it was unlocked 
and he like the waiting area in the school office,...

Greeted by the principal (a wonderful, warm, highly professional educator, by the way)
and our pre-Kindergarten tour began,....

Luck was with us and Isaac got to fist-bump and say "Hi" to his new teacher,
a lovely, lovely person, (you know it's true, Mrs. B).
We are a huge fans of this selfless lady, she volunteers with special needs children at our church,
and has been along this journey with Isaac with us for quite a few years,
along with her husband, Mr. B (he's totally cool, too)

It is sooooo reassuring
that Isaac will be in Kindergarten with his beloved Mrs. B,
she got a fist-bump, 
and a grin,
and Isaac got some reassurance that he's going to know a familiar face or two at his new school.

Isaac's classroom is in pre-class prep and the pix is a little blurry,
but trust me,...the classroom is totally fantastic,
it is circular,
and huge,
what a fun environment for learning!!!!

Check out that puppet tree, Isaac, only Mrs. B. would have something that cool in her class!!!

First School Friend of the 2015-2016 School Year

Mr. Turtle,...Isaac really, really, really likes you!!!

More circular architecture for well rounded education!!!!

Music, Isaac?
Or do you just really like those steps?

The gym was very big, very echo-ey, and rather dim,
Isaac wasn't so sure about it until he spotted a basketball,
then he was ready to play!!!

Only we had to keep on task for our tour, here is the lunch room, Isaac.
What are the odds that popcorn is going to be in Isaac's lunchbox the first day????

The principal was sooooo gracious to give us her time this afternoon, 
to walk us around the entire campus,
pointing out potential security concerns, which she is already addressing!!!!

Isaac was very intrigued by our visit to the school building
I am not sure how much he understands that this will be his new school,
but what else can we do but introduce, reinforce and reassure.

I know this Mama was reassured,
it's really hard to be assured of new situations,
which you have very little control,
that affect your limited-verbal child,
but Isaac new principal made great strides in assuring me
Isaac will be guarded like the precious, little treasure, he is,
and not just because he is special needs, either,
that's what's so totally impressive,
ALL the children in this elementary school,
are viewed,
as they should be
 like the precious charges they are
 to be care for in their educational environment.

A totally cool environment,
I have to add,
circular classroom,
that's a huge WOW factor!!!!

Only Isaac wasn't as interested in the cool classrooms 
as he was interested in THIS playground!!!!

It is safe to say Isaac is totally ready for Kindergarten,
if he gets to play in this playground every day!!!!

Mrs. B already knows, and the principal was warned that Isaac only has two speeds:
Fast, and FASTER!!!!

Isaac only slowed down long enough to check out all the equipment,...

That sunshine smile says it ALL!!!!

Need I add it was very, very, very hot afternoon,
but Isaac wasn't going to let a little thing like heat indexes slow him down,...

Not even for a dangled, "Let's go get an ice cold, Diet Coke,...Isaac?"

Nope, Isaac thought there was too much fun to be had at his new school.

Kindergarten Camp is coming up and Isaac is ready for this new adventure to begin,...

Again, we're so grateful for the opportunity for Isaac to take 
a Transition Tour of his new school,
Mama has pictures for social stories,
and Isaac has happy memories,
and that's a GREAT place to began the school year!!!

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!

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