Matthew started his special needs preschool today. He is in the Preschool Autism Class (PAC) with five other students ages 2 to 5.
We met Matthew's teacher in the main office and walked to the classroom together. He immediately spotted the FP school bus and played with that while we unloaded and took off. Today was the short day (only 3 hours versus 6) so it was a good day to start on. The teacher sent a note home that said Matthew cried for part of the day but did better than she expected and it would take time for him to get used to everything. He joined "circle time" about half way through and only stayed for a few minutes but that showed initiative and that he was interested in what they were doing.
He ate most of the lunch I packed for him and looked so cute when they brought him out to the car at the "kiss 'n ride". He had his new mittens on with his big back-pack strapped to his back. He seemed a little dazed in the car (like "what just happened?!") but was fine once we arrived home. I put him down for his nap at 3pm and he fell sound asleep. Tomorrow and Friday are long days so we'll see how he does and if he takes a nap there.