Mariah's new preschool gave me a progress report they did with her last week.
Just to refresh, some of her year end goals for public school just two months ago were things like:
Stand in line.
Stop and start on command when walking 2 out of 4 trials.
Stand up from a chair
Identify primary colors
Identify shapes like "circle, square, star, triangle"
Draw intersecting lines 2 out of 4 trials
Sit in a group and "attend" what's going on (book reading). They said she wasn't paying attention.
Those are YEAR END goals. That means they hoped she could do those things by the end of the school year in June.
Well, her progress report today from her preschool that she's been attending since January surprised me, and in a good way!
She is working on using scissors. Something I was told she was not able to do by the OT.
She has actually cut things out by herself w/ her tutor assisting her with holding the paper. She the kite post below...
From her New Preschool:
Her skill chart states that she listens and follows directions.
She waits patiently for her turn.
She cares for toys and school materials (not surprising. she is very respectful with toys at home)
She uses the potty on her own.
She listens to stories and books in a group setting.
She participates in group activities.
She puts on and takes off her own coat.
She knows her name.
She identified "yellow, blue, pink, and white" This is HUGE. At public school her teacher just couldn't get her to identify one color consistently. They worked on yellow from August to December. I was really beside myself as to why this was!?
She identified "square, triangle, and star"
She can count to 14! (but won't do it for me...grrrr...)
She can count items in a row.
At the bottom it says,
"Mariah is a JOY to have in class."
When I drop her off each day, she goes as fast as she can "running" down the hall WITH the other kids to get to class. She can stop. She can start. She might fall down, but she gets up and keeps going. She can stand up from a chair and walk across a room. She is participating in class and doing great :)
She made the class newsletter with a picture of her writing letters in shaving cream :) Yep, that might as well be OT. I am so glad we made the decision to withdraw her from public school and send her to preschool with Wyatt. I really worried about it, but she is doing awesome!!