When we began this journey, she was a painfully shy little girl who was terrified of the world around her. We knew the real Tia was in there somewhere and just needed to be gently coaxed out. We applied to a special program within the school district and were approved after the second try. Within the first week of school we knew we made the right decision. It was like someone flipped a switch and our sweet little girl came right out of her shell. She was excited about getting on the bus, and seeing her friends and teachers every day. Her fear of strangers diminished to a tolerable level. Praise God! What a sigh of relief for our family.
Although we are sad to see this school year come to an end, we are confident that Tia is 100% ready for Kindergarten. She is currently accomplishing all of the skills needed to be successful, and for that we are grateful.
Here's a side by side comparison from the first day of school, and the last. My how she has grown!
Unlike most children who are bursting with excitement about the end of the school year, Tia is sad. She says she'll miss her teacher the most. I know that's true, but she'll also miss the daily routine, which she loves.
We'll do our best to continue that through the summer, along with having lots of fun of course!
We are so proud of our big girl!