Two Weeks of CPS

September 15, 2008 at 11:26 pm 1 comment

So…shocking as this may be for those who know me, I have no complaints yet.  My son’s teacher is very sweet and good-natured, exactly they type of personality you hope for in a Kindergarten teacher.  Inital chaos at the school has come under some control.  My son is talking much more animatedly about school than he ever has before (mainly art, gym, computers, and science – but still.)  When I emailed his teacher with some suggestions for our Open House evening, she was already on top of it all. 

His enjoyment there has made the whole school-switching process more bearable for me (oh, and him too – guess that matters too.)  Seems like most parents of Kindergarteners at any school say its going well, the kid is enjoying themself.  I have to wonder if putting on a good Kindergarten is fairly easy.  Throw in the “specials,” a snack, and some center time and you have a fun and progressive-seeming day.    I was freaked out a bit when I overheard a mom near the school telling another mom that her daughter said “Kindergarten was fun – now it seems like we just sit at our desks and work all day.”  Yes, I know the older they get, the more work they do.  But I am SO hoping that it will continue to be made fun and engaging.  I suspect THAT will be the challenge going forward. 

But all in all, so far so good.  With the exception of 2 comments I suspect I may not have heard had we stayed in private school:

“The first day the bathroom had a big pile of garbage.  Like paper towels and used pull-ups.”  Ewwwww!

“What we did in music class?  Just marched in a circle the whole time.”  Please tell me that is helping them learn some sort of school-related skill and was not how he’ll spend the typical music class.  It could be death for his future dancing abilities.

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  • 1. Lisa  |  September 20, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Glad to see that Q is enjoying school thus far. You are freaking me out about public schools, though, as you know I’ll have 2 in LAUSD schools in just a few short years. Yowza. Gulp.

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