Oh, the first day of school. The smell of new backpacks, crayons, paper, and glue. All the kids hesitantly walking to thier classrooms, high fiving their friends as they walk by, parents crowding the hallways and the teachers yelling "don't run in the hallway". These are the joys of first day of school. Marissa's day was a little different.
We always have to prepare Marissa for her day. I don't know how many six year olds thrive on "to do" lists but she does. On Sunday night, we went over her schedule and I reminded her that she has to get up early because it is the first day of First grade. So at 4:30am, Marissa woke up. Singing and seemingly excited for her day to begin. I guess I over did the preparedness for school. She got out of bed around 6:30am and off she was to start her day. We had a great morning and then we went to school. Marissa is an extrovert, differing from most autistic children. However, she was not as we went into the school. If she could have climbed back inside of me, she would. She would not talk to the kids in her class, she simply put her stuff in her cubby, found her seat and then sat down. She had a great first day.
So far, she has had a good week at school. She has had a little problem in doing her work, but it is more that she knows that she is suppose to be able to write like the other kids, but she can't, her hands won't let her. When she sees the other kids do things that she can't, she gets upset and becomes resistent to doing the work. I am hoping that with her new IPAD to come that she will be able to do her work with ease and not have these issues. At least this is our prayer.
In any case, so far so good. Greatful for at least one good week of First Grade. Praying for more good weeks to come.