Huh? Our Bitty? Are you sure we’re talking about the same little boy?
Apparently, he saves his infamous attitude for us at home. Thoughtful of him, no?
No, really… are you kidding me? The same boy who has such a talent for the “Jekyll and Hyde, routine – such a sweet-natured boy one minute and the next thing you know he’s stripping in protest of some perceived injustice, screaming at the top of his lungs, and throwing things (while yelling, “FROW!” just in case you didn’t know what he was doing). Um, yeah… it seems he doesn’t do such things at school.
Which is great, don’t get me wrong. Obviously, we are glad that he’s doing so well at school. And since he’s doing so well, we collectively decided that kindergarten placement in a regular ed class might work well for him, with resource support of course. So, he’ll have a special ed teacher and parapros to help him out during the day within his classroom (they won’t be there all day, so we’ll see how that goes). He’ll have some pull-out for social skills training and speech also.
To be honest, I’m a little nervous about it as he’s used to a smaller class (14 kids in his class now, compared with 20 in Kindergarten), and his current class is taught by a special ed teacher, even though it’s an inclusion class. Add to that the fact that he’ll be going to a new school (he’s been at his current school for two years now, but it’s a preschool only so he’ll be moving on to elementary school), and it’s going to be a bit of a transition for him. But, I was nervous about how Cuddlebug and Bearhug would do in a regular ed Kindergarten class too (they also had resource support, and still do) and it worked out great for them. I know every child is different, but I still find that encouraging :). Obviously we’ll keep a close eye on how things are going but hopefully this will work out well for him.