Thursday, January 13, 2011

Zoya's dream came true this morning...She started kindergarten! For months she has been going with me to drop off the other kids off in the mornings and many times she had packed her own backpack and lunch wondering if  today was the day mom would let her go. :)

We have been waiting on the IEP Meeting, which was finally scheduled for yesterday. (For those who don't know, an IEP is an Individualized Education Plan, for students who require special ed or extra services). She tested very low developmentally and academically so it was determined she will start out in special ed classes primarily, but will spend 1/3 of her day with typical kindergartners (lunch, recess, computer, PE, calendar/circle time, and music). In the typical class, she has Hope's teacher, and in special ed, she has Joseph's. She was soooooooo excited!

It was about 10 degrees out here, thus the red noses and panicked expression on Joseph's face. I am quite sure his nannies would never have allowed him to go outside in that kind of weather.

I'm sure you are wondering how her first day of school was......

The below picture of the progress reports from Mrs. Riggs will say it all! Let's just say Zoya got a ride on the dirt bike while Joseph watched!

16 comments:

Cammie Heflin said...

This post made me smile :) Even Joseph's sad face, is that wrong?

Roberta said...

Turn that sad face upside down and tell them Oma said to!! I am so glad Zoya;s dream finally came true. She is going to surprise us all!

Janell & Kenny said...

Awwww so happy for Zoya! Wish she could go to school w/ her Aunt Janell!!! This post really blessed me. I love kindergartners soooo sooo much!!! Especially yours!!! love ya!

Anonymous said...

Love the smiley/frown faces. Soooo funny! So happy for Zoya :)

Jeni Carmichael

Amy...who wanted 4. said...

Yeah Zoya!!!!
I laughed out loud when I saw the smiley/frown faces!! That could be Savannah and Caroline in our house. :-)

Bethany said...

Way to go Zoya!!! She is so clearly proud of herself to be joining her brother and sister at school!! Oh the grand things God has in store for her! And I love the happy/sad faces!

Christine said...

Gotta love those good day cards!

Leslie said...

OH yay for Zoya!! I am going to miss her smiling face on Mondays though :( She is going to love being with the other kids though and so cool that she is in siblings classes...handy having so many Kindergartners ;o)

thedickinsonfamily said...

So glad she had a great first day of school. It's even better that she's able to share it with her brother & sister. You couldn't say that just a few short months ago. She's come a long way...baby!

carol said...

Way to go Zoya!!I am so glad that her dream came true. She is such a lucky little girl and you are a lucky family to have found each other. I know she enriches your family and you enrich her life.What a wonderful blessing for everyone!!
carol n

Anonymous said...

Oh how fun & exciting for Zoya! Yay!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy times. So excited for Zoya and a bit bummed for Joseph. Sawyer would probably come home with the frown 4 days out of 5. On the 5th day, he'd make up for it because he knows he can only go to the grocery with mom if he gets a good report.

Jan

Lisa (DanielsMommy) said...

So happy for sweet Zoya. How wonderful to have siblings in her classes as well. Her big day finally came, how wonderful is that!! Oh, and the frown for Joseph...not fair, he's an angel and no frown report will convince me otherwise :)

Shelly said...

So proud of miss Zoya! What a great mile stone, first gaining weight and now school! Can't wait to see how much she blossoms!

Monica said...

How wonderful for Zoya! She seems to be such a sweetheart.

JennyH said...

funny! Poor Joseph. He sounds like ALL boy. Yay for Zoya! I hope she loved it.