Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Welcome to Kindergarten

Denis starts Junior Kindergarten in September, so this evening the school he'll attend held their Welcome to Kindergarten program. The program was from 6:30 to about 8. The idea is to introduce the children to the school and tell the parents what they need to do to get the children ready for school. I was at my school's event last week with the almost identical program (only it ran from 5 to 6:30, a much better time if you ask me, but no one did).  Needless to say I didn't need to 'hear' the information, and pedagogically I totally disagree with some of the information I was told this evening, but I was there for Denis to help him get the idea that soon he'll be starting school.

What was so strange was the feeling I had walking into the school this evening. I was so upset with the idea of him going to school, but at the same time so excited for him. The weird thing is Denis is already attending the school, he daycare is in one of the rooms of the school. And as I walked through the door I use to take Denis to and from daycare I realized he has only been home for 15 months. Wow, is that all, it feels so natural and as if he's been here forever. But I'm not ready for him to go to school yet, he's just my baby.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is just being a parent... but I always feel about a year behind what life brings Izak to. There is a funny little time warp to missing our kids first bit of life!