Monday, June 04, 2007

JC's last day of school tomorrow...

Schoooooool's out for SUMMER....


It was a long year for our household with JC in kindergarten but yet it went very quickly. Seems like yesterday I was staying home with him teaching him how to walk, talk and watching him soak up everything in his little world. What I wouldn't give to go back to that. Looking back, it all seemed so simple now. No pressures on such a young mind...

This fall we will try out a public school in hopes that JC will get more help in the classroom. Luckily, he is very intelligent so he was never behind. He knew all of his letters and numbers going into the classroom, where as most other children didn't. JC is reading "level 2 I can read books" and those are becoming "boring" to him. He's curious about addition and subtraction and does well with them. Just recently he mastered telling time. Most of his problems were social/behavioral problems between some selected teachers. Mostly those teachers who had received their education more than 25 years ago. Unfortunately, the style for teaching seems to have changed dramatically, even more so for children with ADHD. Hopefully going to a public school, there will be more help in the classrooms with teacher's aides. His current class was 22 children and one angry, sarcastic, smart mouthed teacher. Oh, and all in one small room. Not the ideal learning environment for someone like JC. Problem being that the school that would be perfect for him is over $12,000 a year in tuition...yeah, mommy and daddy can't swing that...

My only hope is that JC has a safe and fun summer while at his old pre-K and continue to mature and grow into his lil 'first grader self. If only I could stay home with him at least part time...So I can watch him soak up his world like when he was a baby.


FYI...
he just informed me that "he has an entire ecosystem in his bath..."
Scary thing...he can tell me what an ecosystem is too...

JC on his first day of school...and tomorrow it's over...first grade here we come

2 comments:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

What a brilliant little boy you have there!! And handsome too! Wow, 1st grade! First Grade is so much fun!

COusin Amber said...

Telling Time?!?!?! Holy shit, my 4th graders couldnt even do that! Can you send him my way????