When I dropped J-man off at daycare this morning, I was once again struck at how truly lucky we are to have found Jack & Jill.
At our last IEP meeting they had told us that they planned to drop the class size down a little bit this summer, and "advance" some of the older children to the next room. In addition, they planned to move up a few new children from the Toddler room, changing the dynamic of the room significantly. They hoped that this change would be a positive one for J-man. He kept his main teacher (Miss E), and a new teacher joined the room. I had high hopes for summer, but concerns as well.
Ahhhh... those concerns are long gone. The energy in the room is so much calmer and more peaceful, and J-man has gone from clinging, timid, and unenthusatic boy to one who smiles upon arrival at J&J, who greets his teachers with a kiss and a hug, who says "bye" to me easily, and who... by all accounts... is loving his class. It has made me even more aware of how sensitive I think J-man is to a person's (or groups) energy. I have seen it over and over again... with the wrong energy, J-man turns off, turns away, and just avoids. But with good energy...ah, he is a different boy.
And that is what we have now at J&J. Good energy.