We finally made the agonizing decision to have Bear in a Montessori school 3 mornings a week. I know deep down that the best education she can have is with me at home, but right now she needs and wants school. I know she is socialized enough without school, but she craves more. My husband and I felt that at this time it was right to follow her lead. Thankfully, Bear and I will still have Tuesdays and Thursdays for home “school”. I am also encouraged by the fact that at least in Montessori school she will be able to continue to move ahead in her learning and not be focusing on colors, shapes, letters, and numbers of the month.
Yesterday was her first day. She came home unable to tell me what work she chose from the shelf. All I could get out of her was the bead stair, pin punching a leaf and singing two times (they have an outside music program that comes on Wednesdays and they sing at line time in the classroom). I wish I could be a fly on the wall in her classroom to see what she is choosing, what the directress is presenting, and how Bear is getting along with others.