Wow I can’t believe so much time has passed since I’ve posted. So much has happened since my last post, most importantly, Gavin graduated from pre-school last week! We wrestled with the decision to let Gavin go to kindergarten early and decided it was best. I am not to keen on Gavin being the youngest in his class because while I feel he is excelling academically and socially, his still 4 and his maturity level is that of a 4 year old.
We were approached by the director of his pre-school program about a month ago. His class is split amongst 4 year olds who would be kindergarten ready (5 years old by September 1st) and younger 4 year olds. So anyway during the sessions where they were working on being kindergarten ready Gavin really began to catch on to site words and was really interested in the lessons. They found that he was enjoying staying busy and being challenged by the work. I personally don’t think a kid needs to learn to spell so early, but if he seems to live it why not encourage it. Because Gavin has had some behavior problems with disrupting the class especially when he is bored, the new curriculum was welcomed as it kept him busy and happy.
The school’s director (and Gavin’s teacher) felt it would be good idea to continue Gavin with the curriculum in kindergarten (at their school) rather than having him repeat the pre-k curriculum. Hubby and I mulled it over and decided to go with the flow. The worst case scenario is it doesn’t work out and he goes back to pre-k or repeats the kindergarten program. If we decide to put him in public school or a different private school in the fall of 2010 he may have to kindergarten over anyway. Not a big deal in our eyes. I just like the fact that he really enjoys learning without any pressure from us.
So all of this warranted a graduation ceremony in full out cap, gown and Pomp and Circumstance! Yes Pomp and Circumstance for a bunch of 4 year olds! In my head I thought it was over kill, I think cap and gowns should be reserved for high school, personally. Anyway, we obliged and even went online to buy him a cap and gown, and paid EXTRA to have it shipped on time, since the other graduates were already ordered early.
Well it turned out to be THE cutest thing EVER! The kids were so very proud in their caps and gowns! They sang songs together and recited little poems. It was so awesome. I started out saying, it’s just Pre School not a big deal but ended up in tears, my baby graduated pre-school! He was just a baby in my arms like 5 minutes ago, what in the world happened to the time!?!
Below are some pictures from the blessed day. Can you believe it my baby is a graduate!
By the way, now he’s asking for a baby sister….more on that at another time!