So this post is a little premature as we still have school until the Tuesday after Memorial Day, but I have to share this video! I would like to point out that last year at this time, Andrew turned his back on the audience and then threw a screaming fit when it was ice cream time. So this year was an AMAZING improvement! Needless to say, I bawled my eyes out at the back the whole time. My babies are heading to kindergarten!
If you are looking for an AMAZING preschool, Chandler has a great program and I have had the opportunity to work with several preschool teachers in my role as a kindergarten teacher and I can say they are truly the cream of the crop! Now excuse me while I brag on the specific teachers who have touched my kids lives this year.
A GIANT thank you to Miss Elissa- you have been the best teacher to both of my kids! You have no idea the amount of tears I shed leaving Andrew with you that first day two years ago. He had never been anywhere without his sister, and he was barely able to communicate. You have helped him become an independent guy, ready to conquer the world. Annabelle waited for a whole year with GREAT anticipation to enter your class and you did not disappoint! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.
Miss Karen- thank you for loving my Andrew even when it was hard. You two have a special bond and you have always seen him for the amazing kid he can be even when he isn't acting like it. Thank you for helping him learn so much.
Miss Carolina- We miss you dearly! You spent so much time pampering Annabelle, the "beauty shop center" will never be the same without you. Thank you for helping her adjust to a new group of students and making her year so fun!
Miss Tami- What do I say? You have only been with us for a short while, but you have no idea how relaxed my whole body became when I say you standing in the room as Miss Carolina replacement. You were dear to me when you were just "Austin's Mom and even more now that we have switched roles:). Thank you for humoring both of my sweet kiddos-they adore you!
Miss Lisa- I jumped for joy when I found out you would be Andrew's speech teacher this year. I loved having you as a parent, you were so supportive and that is one of the things that makes you such a good therapist. Andrew has come so far this year, and we owe much of it to you!
We have had the best year! Thank you for preparing us for kindergarten!