Every year since Miss Kat has entered school, her Christmas program has been a barometer for how i feel about her school and the education she is receiving. When she was attending her bi-bi school, I wept with joy to see her surrounded by children like herself and to see her language developing. When we switched to the oral program, I cried again, but this time it was with misery when I saw her surrounded by typically hearing children with language that was miles beyond hers and we watched as she struggled to follow what was happening. She pretended to know the words to songs far beyond her comprehension level, and she just smiled and nodded, completely lost.
Again, since we have moved, the Christmas program has reminded me about the differences in the schools we have chosen for Miss Kat. This year, again, I cried. I saw how much this school has transformed her life and what a great opportunity it has been for her.
Here is a video of the upper primary students doing a dance routine they learned in gym class. Miss Kat is in the second row in the red dress and black leggings.