Chase graduates to his new class
At the end of every school year most children say goodbye to their teacher and/or move classroom. But not all children. Chase attending a school for children with special educational needs means things are done a little differently!
For the past 3 years Chase has been in the same class with the same teacher. He’s had new pupils join each year as well as pupils leave to move up class. Chase responds really well to change. Especially when it’s something exciting like changing classes!
This year is Chase’s turn to graduate. He’s had an amazing 3 years of learning. Chase has learnt how to read and write. His VOCA use has improved dramatically and he’s such a whizz on the computer. Chase has achieved so much over the past 3 years and has become so much more independent.
Chase’s 3 year journey through Star Class
His school was kind enough to send me a memento of his last three years in Star class. It’s lovely to see how much he’s changed over the past 3 years. I’m so excited to see what the next three years bring in his new class. Next year he will be with 2 other Year 3 pupils and 3 Year 6 pupils. This is really going to push him but I think that’s exactly what he needs.
It’s so exciting to think about what he will learn over the next 3 years in his new class. He’s at a point in his English and reading now that requires a big leap to progress. In Chase’s new class there will be an older student who uses a VOCA really proficiently. Having someone else who communicates the same way as him will really help him take that leap toward.
The six week school holidays
We will be updating the blog over the 6 week holidays with lots of our adventures and activities we get up to. What have you got planned for the 6 week holidays? No actual holiday for us but planning as much outdoor activities as possible. This will hopefully be the last year that we’re stuck indoors on the days I’ve got all 3 children on my own. By next year Chase’s driving skills will have improved and if I’m lucky Harper will be walking. Although because of her hips I’m not counting on it!