Another milestone in the life of her first-born.
She started school. She seems to be enjoying it. The mother was having difficulty leaving her daughter to cope in the unfamiliar classroom.
As she took the 3 mile drive home, she was disoriented. She stopped at green lights, got honked at by peevish office-goers heading grumpily to work after the long week-end. In her defense, visibility was poor. (The visibility factor was later clarified by her husband as being clouded by tears, not fog as she wanted to believe.)
Here is wishing her daughter the best for the exciting life that lies ahead – school stories, new friends, a lifetime of learning.
I think this is the rough schedule for the day:
8:30-9:00: settling in time. They can play with the puzzles and toys while settling in.
9:00 – 9:30: some songs I think
9:30-9:45: snack time.
9:45-11:45: rigorous work! They have S.M.A.R.T (simple math, art & reading time) I think they also sing songs and dance at this time.
11:45 – 12:05: lunch time. They have to eat on their own
12:05 – 1:30: nap time. they have to take out their sheets, sleep and clean up after themselves.
1:30 – 2:30: they play in the playground outside. There is a silly train, slides, bicycles, sand box and swings
2:30 – 3:30: another round of S.M.A.R.T before heading back home. BTW, each of these activities have a restroom break in between. So, you can imagine how much actually gets done during the day!
Any comments may be sent without inhibitions to her mail_id. I am hoping that with the amount of money we are dishing out, she will learn to read eventually!