Well that’s it, school is over for a whole seven weeks! What on earth am I going to do to keep them occupied for that long? It’s going to be a challenge that’s for sure but on the plus side, no more get ups and rushing around in the morning, yay!
This has been our first proper school year, with Max starting in reception and Evie starting Preschool in April. It’s taken some getting used to but I think we’ve all adapted well to our new routine.
I had worried about how Max would cope with school but although we’ve had the odd problem, on the whole he’s done really well and thrives on the routine and structure at school.
I really can’t believe how much he’s learnt over the past 10 months, he started school not being able to read and only being able to write his name. Now he can read and write, it’s completely amazing! He really has done amazingly and I’m so proud of him.
Max is super excited to start year 1 in September, despite his autism he actually handles change pretty well. I expect there will be a few teething problems when he realises that things are done a little bit different in year 1, and with a new teacher and new class room, but I’m confident that he will adapt pretty quickly.
Evie started preschool in April and although a little tearful to start with she soon got used to it. However, over the past few weeks she’s gone back to being really upset when I leave her there. It’s even got to the point where she begs me from the second she wakes up in a morning not to take her to school.
I don’t know if this is just a phase or if preschool just isn’t for her, or even if something has happened that’s upset her. It breaks my heart leaving her in tears because really she doesn’t even need to be there, it’s not compulsory. But I’m also conscious that if I do take her out, it might just make it harder for her when she starts big school in September 2017.
It’s so hard to know what to do for the best.
When she goes back in September she is moving into the other preschool building, which will mean different children, different environment and different staff, so yet more change for her to get used to. Who knows, maybe the Summer break will do her good? Or maybe it’ll make her even more upset and clingy, I really don’t know what to expect but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m just going to try and not think about it over the Summer and just enjoy having her at home.
Have any of you had problems with leaving your children at preschool/school? Did they get used to it in the end? I’d love to hear some positive stories right now.
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