Mother of Boys

Blast from the Past

I found this picture today of Drake at 19 months.  {{bwaahaa!}}
I needed the laugh as I had a parent/teacher conference with Drake’s preschool teacher today.  It looks like he’s not ready to advance to Kindergarten.  {{huge sigh}} 

The good news is that his preschool has a kindergarten program.  The classes are a lot smaller and he would get the one-on-one attention he needs.   So he could attend there and then if he wasn’t ready to advance to 1st grade, we’d put him in a public school Kindergarten.  It might make the “hold back” a little less obvious or traumatic.

The problem isn’t that Drake’s not smart, it’s that he’s not maturing at the same pace as the other boys in his class.  Yes, it’s obvious that Drake isn’t at the same stage – but I guess I just thought that he would step it up in Kindergarten.  His teacher is amazing and I can tell she has his best interests at heart.  So most likely we’ll put him in Kindergarten program at the church.
Davis and Dylan both had to wait an extra year for Kindergarten and they are both better for it.  It’s just a bummer that we have to do this for Drake as well.
  Selfishly, I’ve really been looking forward to not having pay for preschool.  Now it looks like we’ll have to pay double for kindergarten.  
just my luck…

2 thoughts on “Blast from the Past

  1. I have the same problem with my first grader. He's gone through preschool, kindergarten, and now first grade and his teacher is telling me he's just not getting it. I think it's a mature issue too.

    It makes me sad to keep him back, but he's still so young compred to the other kids. And I know he's not ready.

    I worry about the trama of staying back when all his friends move on. How will you deal with it? I've tried to start preparing him, but I'm not sure it's going to kick in.

    It's hard being a parent sometimes.

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