It was February 21st when Adelaide said goodbye to the nursery hall and rode the elevator to join her peers upstairs.
A room full of 3 & 4-year-olds. Adelaide started clapping when she saw her friends. They started squealing when they realized she was staying.
Adelaide’s first 1:1 buddy was a fantastic woman. Eager to learn about Adelaide and make the 2 1/2 hour class a joyful experience. Adelaide played with toys, colored, listened to the Bible story, ate snack, practiced her memory verse, listened to read-alouds, played music, went out to the playground, and took a break with her bottle.
Everyone in her class shows her so much love, and she is surrounded by caring adults who have researched her needs and spent hours making her new classroom materials and activities accessible.
“Chur!” Last weekend, Adelaide asked for church. Then she crawled to our front door and knocked on it. It’s safe to say she loves her new class.
I grabbed some craft supplies from my stash and quickly made a little book for Adelaide’s class. Most of her peers are familiar with her disability, but there are a few classmates who know nothing about Adelaide.
We miss her in our crawlers class downstairs, but we are so blessed to have Adelaide learning Bible stories, worshipping, and memorizing Scripture with all her preschool friends. She finally moved upstairs.