Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Babies, Pre-school & Kindergarten

Thursday, I will have my first official job as a future C0-director of Emily's school. One of the current Co-directors has had a death in her family and needs someone to give a tour to a potential student's family. I am a little nervous, but I think I should be able to answer any questions the parents may have. Emily's school is a parent Co-op and I have been very involved this year, it's a little nerve wracking thinking of being in charge and making sure the school runs efficiently. I have managed stores and Dr office's before so I think I can do this too. I can't believe that the school yr is almost over. I sent Emily to pre-school early (fall baby) and I can't believe is almost over. Next yr she will be in school M,W,F from 9-1pm, I'm a little sad. The following yr, we're not sure what we will do, since she is a fall baby she can go to pre-school again or go to Kindergarten. Our new town has an all day Kindergarten 9-3pm, so I am leaning toward pre-school again, unless her teacher thinks she is 100% ready. Do any of you have fall babies? What did you do? when it came time for Kindergarten did you send them early or keep them back? When people used to tell me how fast time went, I never thought it would be like this? It's so fast.......My niece turns 4 next week, she is 6mos older than my baby.... :(

2 comments:

~**Dawn**~ said...

I don't have a Fall baby, but I am one. I was 4 when I started Knidergarten. I was always one of the youngest in my class. I thrived on the challenge. I always kept up just fine. I think if I had been held back, I would have been bored. Based on my own personal experience and on working with kids for years, I think all you can do is see where she is this time next year. She if she's challenged or bored with preschool, not just with "school skills" but also socially & emotionally. In my experience, she'll "tell" you if she's ready, maybe not in words but she'll tell you. Between you as her parent & her teachers, you will make the right decision when you see where she is a year from now.

jules said...

Thanks Dawn...
It's so hard. My hubby is a fall baby and went when he was 4 & thinks he shouldn't have. My sis-in-law also a fall baby thinks she did fine going at 4. Maybe it is a girl thing.