Monday, June 18, 2012

We had Jackson's IEP meeting today to get him all ready for preschool in the fall.  A couple of weeks ago I took him to the child development center to have him tested to see if he qualified for this "special" preschool.  And he didn't!  I couldn't believe it.  He was super uncooperative and was crying or hyperactive basically the whole time.  Hardly said a word.  It was obvious he needed extra help so they had me fill out an ITSEA test which measures behavioral issues as well.  And that got him in.  

So the plan is for him to go to the elementary school for preschool on Mondays and Wednesdays and then our neighborhood preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I hope it's not too much.  It's going to be a huge challenge for him.  And me.  But I KNOW it's what he needs.  He'll ride the bus to the elementary school.  Oh. My. Word.  That is not going to go well.  He's going to freak.  Just like he does anytime anything changes.  I'm hoping that if we take him to his school all the time and meet his teacher a few times, it won't be as traumatic.  But I doubt it.

It's hard because he JUST got used to his toddler class, which has been wonderful.   But now that is ending and we're going to have to start all over.  Nothing is easy with this kid.  Good thing I love him.  How sweet is that face?