Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This is the third week of Via's summer pre-school. I haven't yet decided whether to enroll her for the full year this June. Daddy says she's still too young and she should just play and we can teach her the basics at home. I said let's see after the summer classes are finished.
As early as now I'm asking around for a good school. It's tricky because most of the good schools are catholic schools. I'm trying to look for a non-denominational school like The Learning Tree where my officemate's children (they're Baptist) went to school.
I like Via's pre-school especially the sign outside the door that says, "They come as gifts, they leave us gifted." I also like the ways they progress. Yayas are now asked to stay in the waiting area and leave their charges by themselves in class so they would get used to being by themselves. Via's doing alright compared to 2 of her classmates who cry non-stop when left alone. I asked Yaya to video Via when there are activities and during snack time and so far, I'm happy with how she's doing. She sits right in front of the teachers and is attentive. She joins in the activities although there are times that she does her own thing. Most of the time though joins in. Attending Sabbath school has helped her understand instructions.
I cannot gauge if she likes going to school. When I ask if she wants to go to school, sometimes she says NO. But then, she says No a lot these days. So I guess it's best wait for summer school to finish and talk to the school directors to assess if she's ready to go to school fulltime.