Thursday, April 27, 2006

kindergarten


just ran into a little trouble lately with enroling iarnan in kindergarten. we will probably be moving to lethbridge before he starts or was supposed to start in september. You see, his birthday is in feb, and cut off day in edmonton is march, but cut off day in lethbridge is dec. So here I was thinking he was going, and now that we are moving he is not. did he suddenly become unready or not smart enough? maybe the kids in lethbridge arent ready as fast as the kids in edmonton. ? do i have to resort to homeschooling?

3 comments:

elisabeth said...

yup, i think you will have to resort to homeschooling.

cut-off here is september. you have to be 5 before entering kindergarten. they have an awesome preschool program here though; people rave about it.

anyway, good luck with that...

Seaneria said...

I know there are huge supporters of homeschooling around but I've never been a fan of it. I think that school is an essential part of development... even in classic literature on the developent of children, such as Hughes, "Tom Brown's School Days" or Kipling's, "Stalky and Co.". It gives the kids an opportunity to learn, practice and perfect interpersonal and other independent skills in a world separated from the plummage of their parents... it's good for the little guys and besides, if he's always at home when's he going to get to try pot and experiment with other drugs. I agree parents should serve as primary gatekeepers of the info that is presented for absorption by our little homasapian spunges but this doesn't have to replace public schooling and if anything should suppliment and enrich both as they are reciprocal and not deletive. But what do I know, I'm 25, married and live with my mother. Oh ya and I miss you guys.

phyllis sweetwater said...

i agree that there are certain qualties to public education that kids cant get at home. i wouldnt want iarnan to NEVER go to school, but i want to have more say in his education. i dont want some stranger to say where and when he gets to go. public school will never wipe out things like behavior or religion, those are home based. and i dont think i could be his only source of disipline, that would be so stressful. and sean/niki we miss you guys too.