Saturday, September 22, 2007

Kindergarten isn't so bad...

After two weeks of adjusting to our new schedule, I have determined kindergarten isn't too awful. Sam is still a little tired after school and falls asleep before a nickel would hit the floor, but he is still my sweet little peanut butter bear. He has picked up some sayings that are typical of a playground environment...."You have stinky underwear...etc." He calls me, hey babe, until I give him the look, but he quickly corrects himself, and so apparently knows what is acceptable and what is not. His good manners are still present and he is a delightful little boy who is excelling in his new environment. He thinks school is awesome and great! Who could ask for more? We are blessed with the school we selected. The staff from the principal to his kindergarten teachers are the greatest! Sam's testing scores in reading and math placed him at the spring of second grade level and he scored almost a 130 on his IQ test, which "had 60 questions and was really hard!" I'm very impressed with the communication from the school staff and the readiness and eagerness they show in attempting to challenge Sam and meet his high educational needs. He will participate in reading with the first grade class and we will work with him at his level in Miss Nett's kindergarten in the afternoon for reading and math. He will enjoy the camaraderie of being a kindergartener and yet also be challenged. We don't know what next year will bring, but we are confident in the abilities and the staff at Roosevelt.

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