We talked up how well he did yesterday before we left this morning and we shared some high fives. He asked me to carry him down the stairs (“Ride?”) and I agreed. I let him know that I was carrying him down the stairs because he did SUCH a good job walking to class yesterday! He seems very proud of himself.
On the way over to school he took some unprompted deep breaths. Traffic was awful but he did very well. He was a little upset about getting out of the truck once we got there but once he was on his feet he fairly sprinted to his classroom. He checked in to class by moving his picture from his cubby to the group board and then joined 2 friends at the water table.
That’s it, piece of cake. Our experience in the past has been that once he reaches this point he maintains really well. Last year we hit this point in…MAY. I really think this has been a great switch for him.
ALSO, yesterday at lunch he finished faster than the other kids (shocker, the kid is an eating machine these days) so they sent him to read books while the rest of the class finished up. He sat down to read “Brown Bear” and pointed out the pictures and named them. That’s a first for school too. He’s done it at home before but this shows how much more comfortable he is in the new class.