A recap of the last few days… Wednesday afternoon after school, there was a note in Grayson’s notebook from his teacher that he had been very quiet and still all day, rubbed his eyes a lot, and ate very little. I noticed when we got home from school that afternoon, that he was quiet also, the sun was bothering him outside, he didn’t want to eat much of his supper, he wasn’t all that happy, couldn’t really get satisfied… it was just not a great day for him, a sensory-overloaded day. He said “bed” during supper, so I knew he was tired. I stepped things up a notch so that I could get him to bed a good bit earlier, hoping that he could get a good night of sleep, and hopefully feel better the next day.
Thursday came along and we were having a good morning, until we headed out the door for school. It was raining, and he doesn’t like walking in the rain, so I carried him down the steps to put him in the car. I slipped on the wet steps and down we went to the bottom. I never let go of him, so luckily he wasn’t hurt. My lower back/right hip/rear end area is bruised and all sorts of colors. It looks and feels not-so-good, but I am and will be fine. Of course, right when it happened, we both cried a little, until Joe saw us at the bottom of the steps almost on the ground and came and helped us get up. He helped us get in the car, we dried our tears, said our good-byes and love-yous, and we were on our way. Poor Grayson was teary-eyed the entire way to school. I know it was only a fall, but the whole ordeal bothered him so bad, and he was shocked and worried that Mama got a boo-boo. Every time that we came to a stop sign I would turn around and ask him if he was okay and he would start to cry. It was the most pitiful thing, but so sweet at the same time. I could tell that he was so worried about me just by the look on his face and the tears in his eyes. His precious little soul has the biggest, sweetest heart. We got to the bus stop and I got him out of his carseat and he gave me the biggest hug and kiss. I told him that I was okay and he said, “Okay Mama.”
Last night when Joe was looking at my bruises, Grayson got worried again and was kissing my boo-boo. And, bless his heart… this morning on the way out the door he really didn’t want to go down the steps to the car. At first he wouldn’t even get close to the steps. He just stood on the porch and said,
“Noooo, Mama.” I kept reassuring him that it was fine, that the steps weren’t slippery today, and that he nor Mama would fall again. Finally, as I stood at the bottom of the steps on the grass, with my arms reaching up to him on the porch, he came down the first step and leaned into my arms so that I could pick him up. He just didn’t want me or him, either one, to be on the steps and risk falling again. Bless him.
Today, Grayson came home from school with a fortune cookie in his backpack. Chinese New Year is this coming Sunday, so they celebrated today in his class with Chinese food and activities. I’m sure they had a good time and lots of fun celebrating. I wonder if he tried any of the Chinese food (he is a very picky eater)… I would’ve loved to have been a fly on the wall in his classroom today!
February is going to be a busy month for him at school. Here is a little of what they are doing this month…
Learning about money and Presidents as they celebrate President’s Day.
Valentine’s learning activities, Valentine’s party, and dance.
Read Across America activities.
Dr. Seuss learning and reading activities.
Reading and math theme this month: Our Five Senses.
Color of the month: Pink.
Number of the month: 7.
Letters: Q, R, and S.
Additional reading activities: Things That Go Together.
Motor skill activities: Scooter boards and throwing/catching activities.
Science activities: Dental health, healthy eating, and reptiles.
Social Studies activities: Presidents, money, Valentines, Chinese New Year, and Dr. Seuss.
Rhymes: Wakeup, Groundhog; Little Miss Muffet; and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.
Books: If You Give a Pig a Pancake; 5 Little Monkeys; The Flying School Bus; and Secret Valentine.
Art projects: Sponge paint Valentines, coin rubbings, Valentine fish, and Presidents Day art project.
Sight words: pink, seven, my.
Food fun: PB and J sandwiches, pancakes, fruit and vegetable tasting.
A visit from The Cat in the Hat!
Goodness, I do not know how they get all of that done! Plus, his one-on-one speech and occupational therapy while he is at school is scheduled in there too. They stay busy at school, that’s for sure. It’s just wonderful to me that they have such a structured curriculum that they follow. I know that it is all so so good for him. I know that he has fun and is learning a lot. We are so very thankful for his school. We are confident that Grayson is right where he needs to be.
Hope your February is going good so far. We are glad that today is Friday, and we’re looking forward to a nice, boo-boo free weekend. Happy Chinese New Year!