Well we have 1 more week before we send Delton off to 1st grade. His supplies are bought and packed (and labeled, Tim!)
This week we met with a team to discuss Delton and what to expect with some of his behaviors they might see. During that meeting we signed paper work to make him an official gifted student (GIEP) and discussed situtuations that might cause anxiety. I’m a very proud mommy!
During this meeting we met his teacher, Mrs. Garner. She seems like a great match for Delton. I feel we have been blessed. We also met the gifted teacher that will be working with him, Mrs. Wheeler. I think this is going to be a great match too.
We then asked the principal if Delton would be able to come before orientation, to help ease his anxiety. So, I took him in the next day. We got into the office area and there was no secretary, so I rang the buzzer. The principal came out and Delton got the biggest grin on his face, he was practically giggling. He was so excited to meet the principal. He went right up to her and shook her hand and said hi. I had a hard time not laughing. So we went on our tour of the school and the first place he wanted to visit was the library (who would have guessed?). So, we went upstairs to the library and the librarian was there, Mrs. Moyer. She introduced herself and took Delton on a tour of the library. We then went to his classroom and looked around and then the specialist rooms. When we got to the music room, his response was, “I so, don’t want to take music. When I get the list to pick my classes, I’m putting a big X on music because I so don’t want to take music. I ‘ll pick a science class instead.” I then had to explain that in elementary school you don’t pick classes (he is currently reading Harry Potter, where they pick classes).
We will meet his teacher on Wednesday night, when we head to orientation.