It's the end of Andy's first year of preschool! We think it's been a good experience for him--he doesn't really come home and tell us about his day, but he seems to enjoy it (he gets excited about riding the bus and jumps up and down when he sees it coming). He's been sick and missed a few days, but he got to go for the last day.
The kids had a couple of songs prepared, which they performed in the lunch room for assembled parents. Andy didn't enjoy this part. His teachers told me that he knows the songs and often sings them to himself when he's playing in the classroom, but never sings with the group.They are a bit cacophonous. (My sister Betsey, as a child, dropped out of preschool because she couldn't stand the singing. Andy seems to have a similar auditory sensitivity.)
After the two songs we went out on the playground and let the kids run around a while, then went into the classroom. Reading is Andy's favorite thing to do during free time.
He likes to look at the braille books for the two vision-impaired students.
Andy gets his certificate. All the students had hats, whether they were graduating or not. (Andy still has one more year to go.) The matching shirt was completely unintentional.
Andy already knows a lot of things (he's great at reading and counting), but he's working on things like communicating, interacting with other kids, and following directions in the classroom. Andy has some great teachers! We appreciate their efforts with our unique little boy.