My boys have six and a half weeks of this school year left. SIX AND A HALF WEEKS!!! This school year has really flown by…wasn’t it just November?! As always, I am prepping for summer way in advance, making sure that all bases are covered. I registered Jake for his math and reading “skill retention” classes. I secured his teacher as a tutor again for this summer. He is registered for 4 weeks of day camp once summer school is over. He also is doing a 3-day overnight Cub Scout camp with Hubz.
I am working with Tate’s team to figure out the optimal placement and arrangement for him. Originally I thought we’d do another summer of double sessions of ABA every day, opting out of Extended School Year (ESY). Then I found out that his teacher, who just gets Tate and is able to get through his clutter, is teaching his section of ESY. Decisions!!! This is on top of the fact that he’s really, really starting to make true connections to his peers. He is having conversations with them. He is playing with them. He is using the “poop” talk with them, but it is age appropriate, even if I don’t care for it. His teacher suggested possibly just doing ESY 2 consecutive days a week (rather than the offered 4 days a week), and to go from there. I really think it would be beneficial to him. Now, I have to fly it by our ABA Director. Not sure how she’s going to like that.
I am also trying to figure out some plans for Cole. Our park district runs a preschool camp, which would be two mornings a week, just like preschool has been. I think he may enjoy it…so I need to go enroll him. I am also thinking of enrolling him in a preschool sport…but not sure which one. I can choose from soccer or t-ball. He doesn’t seem to have a real preference, so I need to see which one fits into our schedules.
I know some things will not work out perfectly, but we always have to have a plan, and we have to work on “selling” that plan to the boys well ahead of the actual summer.