We went to Kindergarten open house tonight. Manchester does have FREE public kindergarten but after I added up the expense & headaches of before & after school care, summer vacation coverage and other various needs, it made way more sense to keep him at the school he's at now for one more year.
By the end of the 2010-11 school year, they say he will be able to:
Count to 115
Read all the books in the room
Continue Math / Computer / Science studies
He'll have homework throughout the week and spelling tests on Fridays
They get longer outside time
They learn more about money
At the end of the year they'll have 100 more every day words
They'll have summer reading projects
And the Biggest change:
NO MORE NAP TIME
You would've thought the teacher said that they get to eat Chocolate Donuts every day followed by strawberry ice cream shakes! I don't think he heard anything else the rest of the meeting other than NO MORE NAPS.
He's sold. Kindergarten is going to be pretty cool.
Audrey started in a new room on Monday too. They move rooms every 6-8 months for developmental growth. She's with all her old buddies now, most importantly Hayden. They're stuck together like Glue.