Fox has been enrolled in a summer school class called Strong Beginnings and I am utterly amazed at the progress he has made in these short two months with his teacher. He has learned how to write his name, sing songs, appreciate and enjoy making art, speak a few German phrases (Guten Appetite!), made new friends, solve simple problems, his tantrums have lessened, etc. The other day he came home, sat down with a box of crayons, and drew these:
I had no idea he could even draw people and then he came home and made these out of the blue! I am so proud of my little budding artist and so thankful for Miss Dodsen. I wish she could be his teacher forever.
Which leads me into another part of this post - age cutoffs. Fox is our first child, I've never had kids in real school before and don't know how this works! The age cutoff to be in the Strong Beginnings class for the school year is September 1st. Fox's birthday is October 14th. Therefore, because he's 45 days past the cutoff, he'll be in one more year of preschool, then one year of Strong Beginnings, and THEN he'll start kindergarten when he's like 18! But really, he'll be almost 6. Is there anyway to get around the date cutoff? Can he take some tests or something? #firstchildproblems