Leo entered a half-day Kindergarten program last August. We knew that he was ahead academically but we sent him other reasons. We wanted him to socialize with his peers, we wanted him to get used to our public school, we wanted him to experience “specials” (gym, music, Spanish, art, library, etc.), and, maybe- just maybe- a small part of us needed a little break from his intensity. We also needed some time to figure stuff out and that “stuff” lead to testing and eventually the decision to homeschool.
|“Let it gooooooo!!”|
|Anatomically correct Santa Claus|
We ask children to do for most of a day what few adults are able to do for even an hour. How many of us, attending, say, a lecture that doesn’t interest us, can keep our minds from wandering? Hardly any.
~John Holt, How Children Fail
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