I was talking to my friend this morning who wanted another baby. She has one who just turned five years old so at this point in her life, everything is fine and dandy. Most of the time, at least. The thing is, though she really wants to have another baby, there's this pressing thought at … Continue reading What happened to kindergarten?
This is a follow up post about our challenge in searching for a school to enroll Benjamin. We are facing difficulties with how the schools are assessing the student's kindergarten readiness. We cancelled our admission to one school which he passed a strict assessment that included a session with the school's resident speech and behavior … Continue reading Update on Benjamin’s school 2
The boy in red shirt is Benjamin. He is my 4 year old son. Does he look normal to you? Yes, he looks normal because YES, he is normal. Except for lingering longer during the breastfeeding period, not knowing how to use the bottle and difficulty in potty training, I see nothing wrong with him. … Continue reading It’s time we rethink about “kindergarten readiness”
I had the pleasure to watch my daughter give a speech on stage during her kindergarten graduation program yesterday. Yes, they give speeches in kindergarten now. She was chosen to represent her class. She had to memorize a long speech (long one for 5 year old to memorize in a week, anyway) - it was … Continue reading They do speeches in kindergarten now
After two months of waiting and looking out the window to see if her school bus has come, she finally got her wish. We got everything ready last night, her new school uniform, her new socks and shoes and her old Cinderella bag (she wouldn't want to have any other bag than the Cinderella bag!). … Continue reading Now officially a kindergartner