For some reason I had it in my mind the program would be almost like my college summer courses. An aggressive, cram everything you can into six weeks, kind of deal. But the focus was mainly on interpersonal skills, learning about feelings, resolving conflicts and making friends. And there was a big focus on learning how to write their names the "kindergarten way" - first letter capitalized with the rest in lowercase. They also took a field trip over to the public library. Ashleigh really enjoyed riding an actual school bus during the trip! And she's now the proud owner of her own library card!
On the last day of the program, we got to watch the kids perform some of the songs they did in class. They also got a certificate from the teacher and ice cream sandwiches as a treat. In talking with Ashleigh's teacher, she paid me just the best compliment ever. She told me Ashleigh followed directions to a tee and all the kindergarten teachers will be fighting to get her in their class come Fall! That's my girl!
Each day I drew pictures for Ashleigh on the napkin in her lunchbox. A is for Apple!