I'm getting ready for Nickolas to attend school.
Grandview Children's Centre offered a program called 'stepping stones to school'. It is a 4 part series to prepare your child (and yourself) for school. I was somewhat concerned that it would take a month of 2hour classes to make me comfortable withing getting ready to send my kid to school, I still signed up.
The first week freaked me out a bit. Which is usually the case when you are in a group with a bunch of other parents, some of who have been very proactive and you realize that you weren't as ready as you thought you were!
After a quick visit the next day to Nick's future home school I was feeling much better that I only filled in a 5 page document and not a 20 page document about Nick's special needs.
One thing that came out of the first class was to make up something, a passport, to have at the school and classroom teachers to allow them to see your child as well as a quick resource to understand needs, strengths and some medical info.
This is what I came up with.
It was actually pretty easy to do.
Once I got the format down. I picked what pictures I wanted (and I wanted to show lots of pictures). And what colours go where.
I want to show that Nickolas is a fun little boy, with a great imagination and is happy and healthy. Sure he comes with some extra's in the classroom. But he is well worth those extras.
I had no idea that this would be such a good idea, but I am so glad that I did it.
It was fun and creative. I posted the document here as a pdf, but I have the work document. If anyone wants to copy and use it for their own child, please email me and I can share it.