And since her nose is not too flat, we were able to get off-the-rack frames, rather than Specs4Us, which are made especially for kids with Down syndrome.
Miss Sofia is starting to transition from her homeroom into the smaller sub-separate classroom. Right now, as we wait for the IEP paperwork, her SpEd teacher is taking her into that room to do their work together, but as soon as the paperwork is signed, she'll be there more often. I'm really excited about it. There are only 5 other kids in the class, just like at her MWJDS class, and it's a better language pace for her.
But the thing that's made a huge difference in her language this week is The Lorax. She discovered the movie (on Netflix), and watches is about three times a day. She's all full of words about it, telling stories and "singing" songs. She's been very chatty and bouncy this week (yes, when I'm sick). Kind of like Puppy Uppers.
Sunday afternoon we had her birthday party, which was also a lot of fun. Laura and Lilie came up on Saturday afternoon.
She was very bouncy, and excited about her gifts. Laura got her Bullseye to go with Woody and Jessie. Someone got her a mermaid Barbie. Someone else got her an Art kit (decorate your computer set), which she insisted on working on Tuesday afternoon. First time she's really insisted on doing an art project, ever, even if I was the one who did a lot of the work.
Sam took his Math Placement test, and I have to finish getting all his paperwork in for High School course selection. Scary.
Micah is Micah. Getting taller (and thinner, if possible), and bubbly and cuddly. He and I fell asleep cuddling while watching a Harry Potter movie last night. Sweet boy.
I've been asked to be the parent-speaker at the Chai Society event next week for the day school. Chai Society is the big donors. I spoke at it a few years ago, too. Cool.
My third grade students finally debuted their Torah reading skills on Tuesday, and did GREAT. I'm so proud of them.
Oh, and the other day, I was at shul, telling the lady in the office about the challenges I'll be facing for Passover. Guests include a kid with autism and his parents (who I think both have aspbergers), another kid with aspbergers, a lady with altzheimers, kids with ADHD, etc. It wasn't until I got back to my car that I remembered: Oh yeah, and my daughter has Down syndrome! Ha. My version of normal.