Ok.... it's been a while so lets continue.....
I was so excited for Kindergarten. Full day didn't scare me at all. The idea of having someone else have my child for 6 hours was exciting to me. I was looking forward to baking cupcakes, playdates and making new friends.
Well, it's been nothing like that for us. Somehow, and we're not sure how, Lucas made it through the first 10 weeks of school. And by "made it through" I mean he was "there" for 6 hours but not necessarily meeting the expectations of the teacher. The parent/teacher meetings and impromptu after school meetings became more and more frequent as his behaviour worsened.
We were realizing he was having "issues" that were more than just "settling in" to the new routine of school. He loved going but it was taking longer and longer to keep him settled. get his work done and follow the routines.
In December it really went downhill for him. He started running away at recess, he started having more frequent and worse meltdowns and he was becoming quite hyper at times. Then we started getting phone calls from the school to come pick him up because they couldn't do anything with him, he's on the ground kicking and screaming, saying stuff that doesn't make sense and/or throwing stuff and trying to run out of the school. It was not fun getting that kind of phone call at work! The last 2 weeks before Christmas break he barely lasted full days. Each day varied whether he went home after 1 hour or 4 hours. Finally the last day of school he actually lasted the whole day but the last 10 minutes he was aggressive towards a little girl he'd been kind of targeting that last week. Apparently he "likes" her and wants to be friends but doesn't know how.
An hour after school we got a phone call from the principal saying he wasn't to come back in January until we could come up with a plan for him. That was a tough pill to swallow. Had things really got that bad??
To be continued......