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Kindergarten on a 504

Kindergarten on a 504 FB-4813

The weather has turned here. Yes, we are still having some warm, sunny days, but the autumn chill in the mornings and evenings is here to stay. It’s no secret that summer is my favorite season, but I also love the cool, crisp days of fall. I like reading under warm blankets, wearing soft hoodies, and sipping coffee. Okay, who am I kidding? I wear hoodies and sip coffee all year round. But its better in the fall, am I right?

Apollo heads to Kindergarten on a 504.

Kindergarten Update:

This is the third week of school for Apollo, and so far he has missed a day every single week. Not exactly an auspicious beginning. He missed his first day for a doctor’s appointment in Seattle. Then last Thursday when he came home my mom antenna went up…he just seemed a bit “off” to me. I took his temperature and it was 100.1. By the next morning, he had a cough. He, of course, didn’t go to school on Friday and had a fever on and off all weekend. He still had a fever on Sunday, so he missed Monday of this week as well. His pulmonologist warned us he would start getting sick as soon as school started…to be honest, I didn’t believe him. He’s been so much healthier this year. I know that it is totally normal to start bringing home germs from Kindy, but I was a bit discouraged by him missing Friday and Monday. It also made it hard for him to go back yesterday after the long break…

The good news about Kindergarten? Apollo is gaining confidence at school. Last week I went to the school Open House and he proudly showed me around his room. He clearly had command of that space. Unlike the spring where he wouldn’t even get off my lap, last week he was striding around the room like he owned it. It was so refreshing! School is good for him. I am seeing tiny glimmers of that confidence and security at home…I think by the end of the school year it will just be natural for him.

How is a school (home or otherwise) going for your kids? Do they love it, hate it, or fall somewhere in the middle?



  1. Anna

    I have 7 kids and this year, for the first time, I put some kids in school. 7th grade, 5th grade, 3rd grade and kindergarten. I still have an 8th grader and 4th grader at home along with a 3 year old. What a difference this year is! I’m so pleased with the education my school kids are getting and the kids at home are soaring. I know people homeschool lots of kids well. But I wasn’t. My kids deserve a good education. We have always said we would take things one year at a time and since moving this past summer we finally have some decent school options. I’m thrilled. It’s a HUGE adjustment for all of us but we are getting there!

  2. Jessica

    My littlest went to prek and is on week 2 and we’ve already had missed sick days too.
    Kids are little petri dishes. I just remind myself that I and my older kids(even the 9 year old) rarely get sick anymore, its good for their immune system.
    Though I do understand Apollo is a different scenario because of his medical history.
    I’m glad he’s doing so well!

  3. Michelle Jolley

    So glad to hear that Apollo is loving Kinder and was so excited to show you his classroom. Praying that the weekend that he was sick isn’t a foreshadowing of what is to come. I pray he is healthy for the rest of the year. I am homeschooling my son with autism. We had a great few weeks then I got sick and have had to have 2 surgeries in about 2 weeks. I know for sure that I will have to have another one shortly.But other than that, our homeschooling year is going really good.

  4. Melpub

    Wonderful that Apollo loves school I remember that after days with Pre-K when little ones “didn’t wanna go,” one day they didn’t wanna leave, and when Grandma visited gave a proud tour of the Pre-K building: “this is where I live!”

  5. Belinda

    It’s so nice when the children love going to school. My oldest loves school and my 5 year old loves kindy. It makes dropping them off each morning so much easier. Love Belinda x

  6. childlanguagedevelopment

    I can tell you as a teacher of littlies, it lasts about a year and then stops mostly. First year out teaching? Sick all the time, then hardly ever. Back to teaching a couple of years ago, and guess what? Different germs apparently! I was sick again all the time. Most of the time now I’m fine, though wasn’t a good year this year. That said, 3 out of 4 in my small class can’t cover their mouths when coughing and sneezing so not really that surprising…

    Hope Apollo continues to grow and develop and thrive. And I really really hope he has a good teacher.

  7. Mary-Claire

    No one has asked to quit yet, so that’s a bonus. 😀 The house is so quiet during the day–we can get a lot of work done, but I miss having them around (6 are at school). It’s that time of year when life is crazy, though. Not only do we have school, but one’s in dance, 2 are in tumbling, and 2 are in cross country. Whew!

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