So, the orientation for Kindergarten was on Thursday. I left feeling utterly unprepared to have a kid in Grade K. I mean, seriously, they expect the kids to come to school every day at the same time. And they pick the time? Also, there is no nap. None. And she eats cafeteria food–twice a day–which means she might learn there are foods other than mac and cheese and injera out there. And–Selam was incensed at this one–there is no sand table.
Truthfully, what was most overwhelming to me was
- the aggressive PTA person who wanted us all to sign up for teaching activities for after school enrichment.
- the fact that it seemed like all the families had stay at home parents
- who weren’t blinking an eye at this request to volunteer during the day.
- have I mentioned the lack of a sand table?
- and the really big kids that go there and claim to be kindergarteners but I don’t believe it for a minute?
I thought I was playing it cool with Selam. I kept telling her how awesome it all was–the music room and the art room and the library. But this morning she told me that she decided she didn’t want to go to kindergarten after all.
She thinks 8 might be a good time to go to kindergarten.
So do I.
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