I appreciated a call from my son’s preschool director today. She explained that talking with his teacher, they think Thomas is ready academically for kindergarten in the fall–but since he is younger, another year of preschool may be best. Dave and I agree. Thomas won’t turn 5 until July 31, which means if he started later this year some of the boys in his class would be a year-and-a-half older. I know this because while volunteering in Charlotte’s kindergarten class I observed boys turning 7 well before spring. From the moment we had him, that was our plan. But talking it over with my longtime elementary prinicipal mom and so many other moms with summer birthday boys, it’s been great to always hear the following: You’ll never regret waiting to send him, but you may wish you had waited when he’s older. So here’s to another year of preschool! And, sadly, one Thomas welcomes now that big sister told him he’s not ready for kindergarten since he doesn’t know how to read or spell.
My friends at Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County Inc. have a unique need: gently used onesies, pants and shirts in sizes 0-9 months. The agency’s Baby Safety Project is helping local families in need and preventing child abuse. You can, too, by volunteering or donating to 500 East 4th Street, Suite 414 (4th Floor, KWWL Building) in downtown Waterloo. Call 319-234-7600 for more info.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 55
This post was written by Tara on January 23, 2013