Well darn it!
Yeah, stickers won't work if they have him all stressed out
and calling himself a bad kid. Not good.
Well, if it's any consolation, *I* stayed back and I lived to tell about it.
My mother put me in K when I was FOUR, so, went to K, then first grade and
then to second and oh hell no, so then I went to something called "Jr. First" which
was like first grade with just a smidge of second thrown in.
If my mother would have put me in K when I was 5, I wouldn't have had to stay back!
But, I must say, it didn't affect me too much because I was so young, AND it got me closer
to my friends, which were a year behind me anyway.
Sure, I graduated high school when I was 18, with four months to go until I was 19, but
nobody cared and neither did I.
Also, after just going through first grade last year with my youngest, I can tell you for SURE
that it is NO PARTY. It's like they just pull the rug out from under them and yell "welcome to the
real world! now get to work!". Seriously, the biggest shock ever.
Well, not for me, since the eldest already did it, but gosh, they really amp up "how great" school is
in kindergarten with all the stupid jackass parties, and snacks and events and, yanno, every week
it's something else, and then in first grade - ZIP. You may have a holiday party, but that's it. The
rest is all work. Second grade is worse, but I won't go into it....
Anyway, from one mom to another, and from someone who has experienced staying back, if he DOES
need to stay back, in the long run, it won't be a big deal. And hopefully, if it happens, you can get
a -different- teacher....
There are so many different teaching styles out there, that maybe another K teacher in your school
would be a better fit for him.
Maybe when those free Fridays of yours start you could sit in on another class and check out the teachers.
That is, if there is more than one K class where you are.
Here at the boys' school, we have 3 kindergarten classes.
Also, if he *does* stay back, that means that he and McKenna (your daughter, right? i hope I got
it right!) will be in the same school together longer... and every little girl needs their brother as their
bodyguard, right? RIGHT!
This August, my eldest starts 6th grade at the middle school while my youngest will be going into third
at the elementary school. You have no idea how much grief this is causing me! Totally lame, as I get
that kids grow up and all, but, ack, two schools... Baby being at school all by himself and Trevor being
fed to the wolves of 7th and 8th graders!
He also leaves for science camp tomorrow for 4 days. That has me wanting to vomit.... and I am SO TOTALLY
NOT THAT MOM! But, I guess I am now. Ha!
All right Miss Jenn, everything will turn out for the best for Brady and you guys. I just know it.