It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another Proud Mommy Moments!
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Buddy started 2nd grade last week. So far, he’s really enjoying it, and there hasn’t been any issues. Phew.
Last year, I posted about how Buddy wanted to join the school district’s LINKS program. LINKS is a peer-to-peer support program where one student volunteer supports a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder or another disability, all under adult supervision.
We weren’t sure if the program was the best choice for Buddy. I knew that the program would be good for Buddy, in teaching him understanding and respect for people with differences, but I worried that he wouldn’t fulfill his duties once he realized what the program entailed (it was a brand new program). After talking with his teacher, we decided not to sign him up.
At the end of the year, he told me that he really wanted to do the LINKS program the next year. I told him we would talk about it when the time came. The time came. Yesterday, the sign-up/permission slip came home. After talking with Buddy, he is still very adamant that he wants to participate as a volunteer support student. I’m really proud of him for wanting to take part in such an important and beneficial program!
I can’t forget Buster. AS I’ve mentioned before, Buster’s birthday is December 12. In Michigan, the cut off for starting school is December 1st, so that meant that we didn’t even have a choice of whether or not to send him this year.
As the beginning of the school year got closer, I could tell Buster was feeling left out…as all of his friends were starting school this year. I mentioned this to his Pre-K teacher and daycare and she said that it’s really such a shame, because he’s definitely ready. She even said that he’s more ready than a lot of the kids that are going to daycare. While it makes me sad to think that he has to wait one more year to start, I am so proud of him. He’s doing so well, and is just so smart and mature.
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