I’ve spent the last few weeks debating whether or not to put Baloo in public kindergarten. I honestly never imagined myself in this position and the task of figuring out what is right for our family has been overwhelming.
I should start out by saying that our goal in educating our boys is to make learning fun, interesting, and completely tailored to each of our kids. We are willing to utilize whatever form of schooling to make this happen – homeschooling, public school, private school, charter school – whatever. Given Baloo’s personality and learning style we’ve started to realize that he could really benefit from a year or two in a public setting, especially kindergarten. I’m not committing myself (or Baloo) to any set period of time and we will play this by ear, but for now we are planning on kindergarten being at the local public school. We move next November so chances are he will not attend 1st grade here as we don’t want to move him mid-year.
He starts school 2 weeks from Tuesday so we’re going to just have fun the next 2 weeks. Which means a LOT of playing outside, a lot of games, a lot of reading, and whatever else we want to know!! It also means not much school work.
We will continue to work on reading, writing, and some other stuff at home! There is no way I can just let him have all the fun at school!