Twenty-two days! Twenty-two days is all that’s left in this school year for Caleb and Steven. It’s hard to believe that we’re in the home stretch for this year. Caleb is fixing to finish eighth grade and he will be having an eighth grade graduation. Steven will be finishing kindergarten. It’s hard to believe that Caleb will be starting high school and Steven will be starting first grade in August.
However, the biggest anxiety comes with the fact that Caleb will be changing schools, teachers and paras. And he does not handle change well. After our transition from fifth grade to sixth grade, the district and the co-op have realized that Caleb does not do well with transitions and we will be having a LOT of visits to the high school before the end of school. Friday, two of the paras already went over and observed Caleb in his current class. They have also brought pictures of the high school, the teachers and the paras for Caleb to look at so that he will have an idea of faces when he does go on his transition visits. I will be meeting with Caleb’s high school teacher Tuesday morning. We then have a transition meeting to actually set out a schedule for how often Caleb goes over and visits the high school.
Hopefully tomorrow afternoon I’ll be able to get Caleb’s “All About Me” notebook completed for his teacher so that I can get it to her Tuesday morning and then find out how many other copies I need.
I am praying that God will provide Caleb peace as he transitions to high school and peace for me as I send my baby off to a new building and people who do not know him and his behaviors and the best way to handle him.