Monday, February 1, 2010

The Kindergarten Adventure

I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around the fact that my little girl is going to turn 5 this year. Where does the time go? It really does go to show you that time flies. We all know that our kids grow up in the blink of an eye. She misses the deadline for kindergarten this year by just a couple of months. I have been toying with the idea of whether to try and get her in this year or just wait it out until next year. We have really been watching her and feel she is ready to start this year.

I did some research with my local schools and found there is a program that helps determine if a child is ready for early entrance into kindergarten. I filled out all the paperwork and we go later in the month for a screening test. The one thing that bothers me about this process is the labeling put on it is "Gifted and Talented". Do I think she is gifted and talented? No. Do I think she is as ready as the other kids that are a couple of months older than her? Yes. If I didnt think she was ready I would not even bother with it. But, I do think she is ready so I have to at least give it a shot. I will, of course, accept any decision that is made. I am excited to see how it will all turn out.

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