Thursday, December 20, 2012


Just a quick update!  Jack has been adjusting to school really well for the most part.  He got his very first report card last week, which consisted of 2's and 3's, on a scale of 1-4.  Considering this his first year at school, and only one month at full days, I think that's pretty good!!  His highest scores were in science, which I definitely want to keep on eye on.  Reading seems to be more a little bit of a struggle for him, but I think it has more to do with testing a certain way (he really doesn't test like everyone else) than his ability to read and comprehend.  The only rough spot we've hit is his dislike of getting out of bed some mornings.  About once a week, he's too tired or doesn't want to go for some reason, and it turns into a major battle.  We keep trying new things to motivate him, but they get old quickly.  You know, Jack always says interesting things when he doesn't want to do something, so we hear a lot of, "I'm done with school  now," "School is closed," "I'm 6, I don't have to go to school," and so on.

Sometimes Jack does so well I forget that I still have to think differently when talking with him, and then it hits me in a flash.  Jack is the same as the rest of us, and he's different too.  He's doing so well in school, I really hope that he can stay with his class as he gets older.  Right now, my focus is teaching him as much as I can both educationally and socially, so that he gets everything he needs.

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