Sunday, October 11, 2009

Carter and School.

Carter has been in school for about a month now. The first two weeks he would walk in give me a hug and kiss and go play. The following week he struggled and I had to leave him crying in the lap of the teachers. Last week he was back to normal and went right in, put his lunch sack in the basket and gave me a big hug before I left him. So progress is being made and I'm pretty sure for the most part he loves learning, playing, singing, coloring and the "slide" outside on the playground.

Here are a few things I've been told about Carter from his teachers and things I have witnessed about Carter in school.
  1. Doesn't like to finger paint. His teacher said when they asked him to put his fingers in the paint he looked at her like she was crazy and said "no... color?" So instead he colored while the rest of the class painted. Apparently he likes to paint my kitchen table at home with ranch but when it comes to real finger painting he's rather not get his fingers dirty.
  2. He talks! and has become a class leader. Last Thursday was safety day and in the morning they talked about fire trucks. During bible story time they talked about Moses and the burning bush. His teacher told the kids Moses went up the mountain to talk with Heavenly Father and there was a bush on fire. Carter sitting in the front row, then shouts out "fire- ding-ding-ding-ding-ding." His own siren noise. The rest of the class then followed his lead with their own fire noises... and that was the end of bible story time.
  3. Carter has a softer side. After nap time I went to pick him up and he was carrying around a baby and blanket. Before we left he tucked the baby into his bed, gave him a kiss and said "nite-nite." Then he went and found the other two babies in the classroom and did the same thing to tuck them in. It was adorable.
Outside of school Carter is still Carter. Talking more each day and words seem to be getting clearer as well. It's exciting to hear him talk and to actually understand him. Some of his favorite words right now are, "pizza," "amen," "please," "thank you," and "juice." His vocabulary grows each day and I am thrilled to hear him put more words together in mini sentences of two-three words.

Mike has showed Carter how to pull a chair over to the microwave to "help."
Carter still loves hanging out with Steiger. He crawled into his cage the other night and insisted to have the kennel closed with the dog. For almost 30 minutes he sat there and petted the dog.

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