Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten!!!

Rachel and Haley had their first day of Kindergarten Monday August 25, 2014.  I can't believe they are already in Kindergarten!  It's so different to have them at school longer.  They are going to Ridge Creek Elementary Monday-Friday 8 am - 1:50 pm.  They ride the bus which they really enjoy.  They are such big girls!  On their first day they got to know their new teacher, Ms. Marcia Vanhorn.  Rachel and Haley are in a Special Education/Life Skills class.  They are the only kids in this class due to the large number of kids in the other Life Skills class the school has.  Rachel and Haley will be able to have more one on one attention in this class of their own. They will get to interact with the students in the other Life Skills class.  The teacher really believes in interaction with other students and doesn't want to isolate the girls just because they are in a class by themselves.  All the special education teachers at the school work together as a team.  They had a good first day of Kindergarten and I hope for a good school year!


 

Waiting for the bus together
Daddy helping the girls get on the bus
Rachel and Haley in their classroom

8 comments:

  1. I have followed your journey since these babies were just born and its been amazing. I can NOT believe that they are already in kindergarten. Why are they in a separate class though? Just kind of curious about that :)

    HUGS from my family to yours

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    1. I added to my post the reason of why they are in a class by themselves. Thank you for your kind comment!

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    2. Makes sense :) So glad that they have a teacher that can work with the 1 on 1 and that they will also have interaction with the other students. It is a MIRACLE that these girls are here today and in school and I can only begin to imagine, how proud you must feel. I was looking back at the journey and WOW. I am continuesly amazed by how far these girls have come and how far your family has come to be where you are at today.

      HUGS

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  2. That is really weird they have them in a separate class. If there are too many in the other class they should split that one up evenly and put the girls in one of them. It is supposed to be least restrictive environment - having them in a class by themselves isn't integrating them at all. Just my opinion.

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  3. Big girls! And big backpacks! That's great that the Special Ed classes interact. I'm sure that will be great for Rachel and Haley, and then they will also benefit from one-on-one. They look very cute and confident in the photos. Kayla will be lonely! I have also followed the girls since their birth. They ( and you & Thomas) have done so wonderfully!

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  4. I'm confused by their being in a separate class as well unless they are the only Kindergarteners maybe? It's likely that it won't last, they'll get other kids moved into their class as the year goes on due to moves into the district, etc.

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    1. I did talk to the school about Rachel and Haley being the only kids in the class and they said that they are the only Kindergartener's. They were concerned that the older kids in the other class might hurt them. Also there are a couple of kids coming into their class soon.

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