After three years of preschool, last night...
I stood beside my preschool friends and graduated!
I will be sad to say goodbye to my friends, who will be going to a different school to me. I will also miss my teachers.
We have all learnt so much in the last three years! There were many, many things we achieved along the way. I did many things we never imagined I might do.
I've grown so much and gotten so much stronger.
I've had surgeries and set backs. There have been some really tough days and many tears, but we've learned something from all of those days.
There were so many kids at school who have helped me enjoy the last three years. Although I am non-verbal, my family know my favourite school friends. When they say some of the names, I don't have much to say. When they say the names of my favourite friends, I have heaps to say!
Three years ago, when we started preschool, we were a bit worried and a bit unsure. Mum and Dad were not too sure how it would all work.
It was a big step for us.
They were a bit afraid and a bit worried. They were also excited and proud.
We're facing our next school challenge now... It's another big step.
Going to Kindergarten is going to be a very significant time, for me.
There will be so much to learn. There will be so many new things to try.
It will be (sometimes) be hard... for me, my family and probably the teachers.
No doubt, there will be hard days... Especially when Mum and Dad see the other kids doing things I can't do, yet.
But... We are sure there will be many, many things we will be so excited about. There will be many proud moments.
Hopefully, there will be many new friends, too!
One lady who has known me for a few years said something that makes us confident about me going to 'big school'. We were having some worries and asked her what she thought. She said that I am very clever.
She said that I understand. She said that I can learn. She said that technology is advancing so quickly, that I will no doubt be using it (very soon) to show everyone how clever I actually am.
This lady has the qualifications and experience for us to trust her opinions.
(And, she knew I was listening, so she lowered her voice and deepened her tone... so I wouldn't be able to hear her.) She knows I like to eavesdrop!
Big school is going to be so much fun!
(I've got a couple more weeks of preschool until the Christmas holidays.)
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