A wife and a mom of six boys and one girl, residing in Minnesota. We are a family devoted to following the Lord and seeking and promoting Truth. This is a collection of my mom moments, random thoughts, and fun educational ideas for parents of young kids.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Sam will be off to Kindergarten in the fall and saw his future school for the first time yesterday. He will be attending a Kindergarten Center, so there are no other grades in the same building (makes the intro. into the system a bit easier for me). We all congregated in the gym for a brief, well, briefing, of entering your child into the school system - yikes!! Sam was very excited and wanted to know who each speaker was, where they went when they were done, etc. He willingly went up front with the other kids to the storytime mat where he "learned" all about humpty dumpty. Oh boy. Reduced from memorizing whole passages of Scripture (something that actually has meaning) to silly nursery rhymes. Anyway, he was happy to decorate a cookie (looked like Humpty) and color a book which had the rhyme printed out on it. I was much more excited about the things he would learn as we traversed the halls and saw different projects displayed. And I didn't see one controversial thing the whole time. (am I secretly disappointed?) Sam was excited to view the bathrooms, the classrooms, and the bus - he got to climb on and find a seat (he went all the way to the back). He's growing up! I have no idea what Caleb will do with himself for the 2 1/2 hours Sam is gone each day. They've been pretty inseparable.
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Does anyone even remember going to kindergarten? (Besides Brian.)
I remember snack time. Mmmm...peanut butter balls.
I do! (oh wait, nevermind)
I remember going to the pre-kindergarten day with my dad. I had to count to 31 and say my ABCs for the teacher. I actually remember more about kindergarten than a lot of my other elementary school years. I guess, because it's the first experience with school, it makes a lasting impression. That's probably why, as parents, we invest so much time in making a good decision for our children.
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