Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Almost done with Pre-school

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Hard to believe Sophie and Sage are almost done with pre-school, only 3 classes left. Silverpups was a good choice for our girls- not too long, not too many days a week, and if you look close, one instructor per child, can't beat those odds! They loved it. After Christmastime, the director of the pre-school asked me how strict I want them to be with S & S, to get them ready for kindergarten (loved the open-communication for a pre-school). I told her I want them ready for kindergarten, so they definitely need structure, but emphasized "in a loving way" as I crossed my fingers. The girls went through a short time saying they didn't like pre-school anymore, Of course, it's when the director was getting the instructors to enforce & teach more instead of play with them. I didn't observe much throughout the year (try not to be a helicopter mom) and it's the few hours of my week I have that's my time. But I did observe after hearing this and they were fine. It was so cute when I peeked in to see all the kids on the rug and a friend in between Sophie & Sage, and Sage had her arm around her friend. Now they are sad to see pre-school come to an end and ask why they can't keep going. I just hope they like kindergarten as much, Silverpups will be hard to beat!


They've already met their kindergarten teacher, he (yes "he") seems very nice and good with the kids. I wasn't sure, at first, about them having a male teacher for kindergarten. But after orientation, meeting Mr. Matt, and mother's intuition- I think it will be great! Sophie will especially like it (daddy's girl). He was very sweet with Sophie & Sage, and all the children. They feel so big and can't wait to go to the school Josh & Trevor attend!

5 comments:

M3 said...

One instructor per child?! That is awesome!!! Your little silverpups are adorable.

Kelli said...

my husband is a high school teacher and head football coach. I always tease him, that he should be a kindergarden teacher for Bridger and Kimber. he laughs and says he would look like kindergarden cop, sitting in those teeny tinny chairs. He hated sitting in those chairs sticking out (with his body so much higher) when he taught primary. hehe I am afraid they would have two hour nap time if he taugh, since he likes to nap. hehe

Danny & Lindsay said...

wow, they're growing up too fast!!!

Kelli said...

Happy mothers day to you

Crystal's Digipages said...

Wow! I am glad they had a great experience with pre school! It is great to hear they are excited for Kindergarten too! How fun, a male instructor!