The Hailey Herald

The Hailey Herald

Friday, June 20, 2014

School's Out

It's been so long since I've written I figure I have no more readers!  Life has been busy and now I'm beginning to see why there are so many bloggers of little ones with Ds but they keep dropping off as the children get older.  Life seems to get in the way.  I thought I would spend my free time while Hailey was in school blogging, but it was right around that time that I decided to take charge of my own life and health, but that's a different topic for a different post. 

Hailey continued to do well through the remainder of the school year.  We had zero behavior (hope I didn't jinx myself for next year!) issues with her.  She never tried to run away (like she does at home) and she was very cooperative with activities at school.  She loves the playground and always came home chatting away about "Danny" and "Josh" from her class.  She does well with centers, dancing, singing, listening to stories, and role play.  I received good reports from all three of her therapists.  She has shown progress in all areas of her IEP.  I think she's mastered a few of the speech ones, but since she speaks so softly at school (and only when she wants to), it's hard for her speech therapist to actually hear it.  Hailey walks into school with such attitude and confidence. 

Almost as if she has been doing it her entire life.  Some days she runs to me after school and other days she would rather stay!  I'm excited for next year.  She will have the same team (teacher and therapists).  She will be going in the morning instead of afternoon and her class is a little smaller than last year. 

I almost think Hailey will prefer school starting.  She doesn't see the boys much more during the summer than when they are in school.  They are always at camp, holed up in their room or outside with friends.  School was better than I expected for Hailey.  She gained independence and her speech increased.  She was happy there and the staff seemed to be as happy that she was there!

If 3 months went that well, I can't wait to see what 9 months will bring in the fall!!!

She refused to pose for her last day of school picture without papaw.


  1. I'm so glad school was a fun time for her. I hope going full year will be just as great!

  2. I'm so glad she likes school! Helps me feel more positive about Ben starting this fall. :)

  3. I'm still here reading! I love her RUNNING to the teacher.