Beth did a great job today. She started with some shredding in the office, then went out to play with the kids at the first and second grade recess. This will be her plan for volunteering, helping in the office then going out to help at recess. She was pretty shy and quiet but it was a completely new environment, so I'm hoping she will warm up after a few weeks.
This was the email I received from Beth's job coach on Tuesday. Beth told us that she 'worked in the office, then went out with the kids to make sure they didn't play on the grass.' I'm guessing the grass was wet. This is Seattle after all. :)
So, she's not a teacher's assistant just yet, but baby steps are okay too! Isn't it funny how your family members approach life differently?
In our house, Sharaya was a 'cannonball into the deep end' kind of kid. The highest and fastest roller coaster. The most daring activity she could find. Diana would watch her and once she saw Sharaya was okay, she'd jump in too. Or climb aboard the coaster.
Beth however, would gingerly walk over to the stairs of the pool and stand on the first step until her feet got used to the water. She'd hold their drinks while they went on the roller coaster. She just lives life using baby steps. I do too. I'd be standing next to her, holding their purses.