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!