Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Been Pretty Quiet Around Here

Things have settled back down after last week's regression of a few days. It seems that once my daughter sorted out her feelings about changing schools and leaving friends, her behavior became much better! Yay!

She really loved going to the new school's open house. It was weird, because it almost felt like she was putting on a show for us. As we were approaching the new school, she said excitedly, "I can't wait to go to school here!" It almost seemed a little too enthusiastic. But after we had our talk with her regarding that it's okay to be excited and sad at the same time, she really legitimately seemed excited about going.

What was particularly strange at the open house was that my daughter seemed like one of the more outgoing kids there! I do think she'll adjust and do well there socially.

We're having our IEP today and hoping we'll get appropriate support to help her with the transition to a new school that has higher expectations.

Wish us luck!

6 comments:

  1. Look at me!! Commenting on a Blogger supported blog!! Um, I guess I should have read the post first.

    JK. Good luck at the IEP!

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  2. Good luck at the IEP. Hope you get what you need to make next year a real success.

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  3. Glad she seems excited - I hope the IEP meeting went well!

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  4. Good luck!

    We'll be doing that when we get to Tommy's new school as well.

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  5. All the luck from Sweden!
    Got my fingers so crossed it hurts :-)

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  6. I'm glad you're having your IEP at her old school late in the year. They have gotten to know her, and will know what information/advice to pass on to the new school. After she starts there, if there are problems, you can always call a casual conference or an emergency IEP, but I expect all will go well. Give her a transition period of a couple of months. When our son switched schools this year, it took him a little while to get into the swing of things and make friends. Granted, moving to a middle school with periods and multiple teachers is a bigger transitional issue. But he managed to do very well in the end, and so will she.

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