What should I do about Sunday school?
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|Sun, 09-21-2003 - 7:48pm|
I LOVE my church, and have taught Sunday school for several years. I had lots of discussions with the Director of Religious Education last year about Harry's special needs, and she was very supportive. Unfortunately she left and we have a new religious education director. Last year Harry was enrolled in the kindergarten class even though he was in preschool, and I was one of the teachers part of the year. The kindergarten class was more structured and met a shorter amount of time than the pre-K. Of course, he reads and is really bright so he did pretty well last year, especially with mom there and a great college student who was helping out.
This year, I kept him in the kindergarten class which means a whole new group of kids but they are his peers. They are noisy, busy but a nice group of children. I wanted him to be with his peers, thinking down the line when he is a teenager I would not want him to be the youngest.
I'm thinking of putting him in the 1st grade class with his old friends. It has less children, they are more cooperative and mature, and the teachers already know him. And being an Aspie, he does seem to do better with older children. BUT what am I gonna do when he's a teen? Should I go with what is best for him NOW? I know its only Sunday school, but I have a feeling this is not the first time I'll have to manage his environment and social circle! What should I do????