Helen - posted on 08/31/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I think for us in the US school is in full swing. I was wondering how everyone's school year is going so far?
MY son is in the 8th grade and this is the second week of school. My son started last Wed. so he has only been in for 3 days now. We have moved so he is in a totally different city/school. He has to wear uniforms in this school and he HATES it. He is used to wearing shorts/pants with an elastic waistband and t-shirts. Now he has to wear polo shirts and khaki style shorts/pants with his shirt tucked in. I think this has been a big struggle for him in his mind. I just feel for him, a child starting at a new school not knowing anyone is very hard but for kids like ours its magnified 100 times. He got up one morning to use the bathroom and got back in his bed and I heard him crying. I went and asked him what was wrong and he said he hated his school. I was so heartbroken for him. I talked to him and left and heard him crying again :( I sent a note to his homeroom teacher which is the autism classroom and asked her to introduce him to some kids in the class etc. and she was very supportive and said she talked to his first period teacher and they were going to pair him up with a really nice kid, on the football team etc. kind of like his "buddy". My heart aches for him, I just want him to find just ONE friend. He doesn't need to have a million, just one. When I pick him up from school he is standing there all alone and I feel so sad for him :( I know he will eventually meet kids and it will take time. When he started at a new school for 6th grade it was the same way and he eventually met some kids and loved his school etc. On the positive - on the first day in his math class they played this math game and the teacher said whoever figured out the solution for winning everytime got to have a 100% on their math quiz. Well my son was the only one who figured it out :) Also this math teacher sent me an email and thinks he is too advanced for the class. He took an assessment and we are waiting for the results.
How has everyone else's school year been going??