I have very mixed feelings about even posting this, because we are die-hard homeschoolers. In fact, we've been at it for 16 years straight, and plan to continue for at least another 16, when our now 2 year old graduates. (Holy cow. I just realized that adds up to 32 years!!!) But when our five year old was diagnosed with autism, we prayerfully decided to allow him to attend a special preschool, where all his therapists are located. It just seemed like he would get much more attention from them than if they each came to our home once a week individually. And we've been very happy with the results. He's only there for three hours a day, four days a week. But we are feeling pressure to put him into public school for kindergarten - which we do not intend to do. We plan to use their therapy services and possibly put him in art class for time with other kids (I think it will help with his sensory issues too.) But today they had a field trip to the school and we decided to let him go along. (I also want to state that I have a lot of respect for public school teachers. I just don't feel like it's the best fit for our own children. My sister in law is a teacher and she does a great job. So I mean no offense when I say we won't be putting our kids in public school.)
Here we are in the music room - where we went immediately after the playground. See whose child is completely separated from the group?