Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Beginning of 3rd Grade

Well, we mostly survived the first day of school yesterday! But not without drama on Sunday night and last night. Sunday night was major melt. Kennan was way keyed up and over stimulated. Temper tantrums in sued. De-escalating is really hard for him when we are dealing with multiple strong emotions and over stimulation makes it even harder.
Yesterday he reported that school was boring (his words not mine) and all they did was review old things (he didn't learn a single new fact - again his words not mine). But by evening tantrums once again and a hard time winding down. He keeps everything in check at school and unleashes when he gets home. We offered him several ways to try and regain his calm but each was systematically rejected as he was hyper focused on the emotions of the moment.
The worst thing is that we haven't even started with homework yet (sometime in the next few days) and in the past this has led to even great battles. Oh the joys! :) So it is off to the school year races once again. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The T-Shirt

Sorry for the delay in posting this. But as you can see it is official. This will be the T-Shirt worn by those participating in our Fun Run event. Thanks to all of you who voted!  :)