After almost three years of unschooling / homeschooling (after a really bad experience with kindergarten and 1st grade in a public school in a different district), we’ve decided that my oldest son needs to be back in public school. He seems to need more structure than I’m able to give. He is all registered and will be starting fourth grade. We know he is behind where he needs to be, however, the school has been very helpful in working with us.
Last Friday we had an evaluation to get an idea on where he is educationally. Not surprisingly, he FLEW through all the math portions and struggled with the reading. They said that he has a great foundation for reading through and it shouldn’t be TOO difficult to catch him up in that area. Before the school year begins they will be creating a program for him to get him caught up to where he needs to be.
He’s fine with all of this. Doesn’t appear to be nervous, is looking forward to the structure, and probably being around other kids his age too I bet!
I think he’s had time to mature which will hopefully make this school experience a positive one.
I have to admit, I am freaking going out of my mind with excitement at the prospect of school supplies. Not looking forward to buying a whole new set of school clothes as they have a strict dress code.
So any advice, not only how to make this easier on my son, but overall, how to be a really helpful and productive “school mom”?