Day two at Abbey Montessori began about the same as on Tuesday, with Porter being somewhat upset. But also like Tuesday, when I picked him up this afternoon he seemed very content and happy. His teacher, Ms. Liza, was telling me tales of him willingly participating in circle time, learning about the different kinds of apples (he prefers the Granny Smith over Delicious), and discovering the joys of lollipops. Porter was very close with Ms. Liza before and he seems to have quickly fallen back in her good graces. She told me he seems to recognize many of the students from a year ago, even if he doesn’t know their names (which is no surprise, since he didn’t ever know them).
Ms. Liza and Porter, looking a little lollipop drunk. The red lips Porter’s showing are from the cherry lollipop he just finished. He was in the process of selecting a green apple lollipop as I arrived. You can see he’s still holding it in his hand.