On Wednesday, Stephen was promoted from pre-k to kindergarten. Instead of a ceremony, the class had fun playing outside with water and bubbles, and sand tables. I spent time with Stephen's class while they were having their little party, and I was able to stand back and just watch Stephen for a little while (before he decided that he wanted to hang out with me instead of his friends). Stephen isn't always able to interact with the other kids the way that he seems to want, because he isn't always able to communicate with them well, but he is ALWAYS in the middle of the action!
Mrs. M has been Stephen's teacher since he started school when he turned 3. He was originally placed in a different class for this school year, but ended up back with Mrs. M because the other class was all-day pre-k, which was not what we wanted. She is moving on to a new job next year, which is very unfortunate for all of the preschoolers and pre-k students who will come in for years to come. She is very special.
This has been a pretty exciting week for our little bear. I'm excited to see what else the summer holds for him!