Monthly Archives: September 2013

A $2 DVD gets Mike to a new level

Mike is cruising through phonics worksheets in kindergarten. He was exposed to letter sounds in his pre-k class but I don’t think he really picked up the material in class. Thanks to a $2 DVD, Mike is my little expert … Continue reading

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Success! Success! Kindergarten is a winner

I am nervous every day during the week when school ends after 3 p.m. Mike has been doing so well. All the stress of worrying all summer about whether Mike will do well in kindergarten. It is hard to stop worrying. … Continue reading

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A backup plan fails

This past January, my husband and I agreed that we would enroll Mike in kindergarten for the fall and hold a spot in the preschool as a backup plan. The preschool’s director disagreed. She thought he would be better off … Continue reading

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A wake-up call as a parent

I knew the mistake I made after I had a parent-teacher conference about Mike in February 2012. I didn’t take preschool serious enough. I allowed my son to skip preschool to visit his grandparents out-of-town because it was “stressful” at … Continue reading

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Oh, the joys of sending a summer boy to kindergarten

I really did not think five years ago that my baby Mike would be in kindergarten today. I was told sending a boy born in the summer to kindergarten at age 5 would spell disaster. But the years went by … Continue reading

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