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    School

    Kindergarten Is Out For Summer

    This week is the end of Kidlet’s first year of school. Her first year of Kindergarten (we have Jr and Sr here) is over. In the fall, she’ll go back to her Senior Kindergarten year at the same school. It’s not been the year I hoped for. In some ways it has been better, in others it’s been worse. No one would have thought that in March we’d be looking at September as the return to school. I am not complaining in some senses – I’m glad to keep my kiddo and others safe until we have better ways to deal with COVID-19. I see her hurt that she can’t…

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    Autism,  Kiddo,  Preschooler,  School

    Learning At Home

    It’s been about two months since things came to a grinding halt. We initially thought it was going to be two weeks longer than the planned March Break. But, in some ways for the best, we’ve been trying to learn from home. Kiddo has been doing well. She misses the heck out of interacting with her classmates. We’ve been lucky that we have an excellent special education team in her class, and all of us love them.  They’ve kept in touch and have been providing materials to work with her on. One thing I’ve noticed is she loves the Cbeebies Numberblocks and Alphablocks. She’s actually made huge strides in counting…

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    Kiddo,  Preschooler,  School

    Schooling from Home

    With the COVID-19 pandemic all the schools are closed in our province for the next two weeks minimum. So, we’re trying to work on home schooling the Little Miss. We’re doing our part in social distancing and washing our hands/sanitizing. But being on the spectrum presents some challenges that we are trying to meet head on. One is a consistent schedule. Where everyone is working from home it’s easy to slip into the habit of just doing things whenever, where ever. So we’re working on the visual schedule. Little Miss’ father is the hardest one to get and keep on a schedule, as he has issues with telling the passage…

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    School

    Happy Learner

    One thing I’ve had throughout my life is that I’ve always been a happy learner. I love learning. That doesn’t mean that I’ve always liked school. In fact I’ve had a hard time with our public education system. With the little miss getting an ASD diagnosis, and my own diagnosis being changed, it has been a learning experience that I never expected. In so many support groups, I see children who absolutely hate going to school, and have issues with learning – and I am not crapping on learning disabilities – it would be hypocritical of me to do so because I have a few of them myself. I can…

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    Kiddo,  School

    School Time!

    I had intended, as the little miss is one of the children born at the end of the year, to hold her back until next year to go to junior kindergarten. But it was suggested to get her into school ASAP (why this was suggested, I’ll talk about in a post soon). So off to school the little miss went, despite our misgivings. She’s only going for half days in the morning right now, and while I expected tears and screaming, she loves it and can’t wait to get back there every school day. Every day that she has an appointment (of which there have been a lot lately), she…