Week 3 of school is now over. MJ is doing well 😊. I spoke to his teacher and she informed me that he is doing a great job in class and commented on how “smart he is.” She has given the students diagnostic tests and will be grouping the students based on the results.
One of MJ’s stimming behaviors, is having an object in his hand up in the air and continuously waving it back and forth. The issue is that he has been doing that with his pencil. That of course could be dangerous and we need to find something to replace the pencil. I am probably going to find a fidget toy or “squishy ball” in hopes that he will use it instead of a pencil. I’m hoping that whatever I get him doesn’t break his concentration in class.
The special needs before/after care has been awesome. There are several adults in the room and the kids are always doing some kind of hands on activity. MJ is genuinely happy to be there.
He is safe.
He is learning.
He is making friends.
I’m so thankful for all of this and I pray that it continues.
I’m also praying that this long weekend is better than last week’s. 😏