Kindergarten Follow up
At the beginning of the school year I shared a Kindergarten story.
Turns out, he was not smarter than a Kindergartner and therefore got to STAY in all day Kindergarten.
Now? He is. Smarter than a Kindergartner, I mean. He’s reading. (Man is it cute to listen to him!) He can count by 5s to 100. He adds single digits in his head. And I quote the teacher: “He excels in science.” I’m not sure what science Kindergartners do, but apparently he excels.
We got the call last week.
“Mrs. Rogers? We think your little boy is amazing. And we evaluated all our little friends in Kindergarten, and we are very pleased that our teachers are teaching so well. And we don’t mean to cause any problem, but… he can’t stay in all day Kindergarten.”
So much for public school, eh? It’s a long financial story, but they ran out of funds for EVERY child to stay all day, they only have extra funds for children who meet a ‘need’. And we no longer ‘need’ that extra hour and a half.
Our options are:
Pick him up early (while 2/3 of his friends stay the rest of the day) or pay each month to allow him to stay the full day.
Welcome to education in 2010.
My husband’s suggestion: Hire him out as a tutor the last hour and the school can pay HIM!