Friday, July 23, 2010


What does Summer mean to you? Here it has been agonizingly HOT. With heat indexes as high as 110 degrees and humidity that clings to the windows, we have been keeping curtains closed and limiting our usage of electricity. I don't know why but, I still don't want to see it come to an end. I have loved the lazy days, silly days, and even the crazy days. Goosie is growing too fast for my taste and Boomer will start Preschool a couple of days a week. He has a backpack and he is so excited... someone come and pull him from my arms that day and take him into school... I don't think I have the heart to walk him into that world just yet.


Pernilla said...

Amazing! It goes by so fast... He'll be fine but mommy is another story. ;)

Emilia has been in daycare/preschool since she was 20 months. I wonder what the biggest difference between your preschool and ours is? Is your preschool very "schooly" or is it mostly play? Over here you go to daycare which they call preschool from age 1 (can't start before 1 but parents decide when to start) and the year you turn 6 is when you begin what we call "preschool class" which is more schooly than the other years. They don't just play all those years, they do introduce letters, numbers etc etc but in a very playful way.

This August Elvira begins grade 1. This is the real thing. Now she starts school - the mandatory school. Up until now it has all been up to us... Huge step. She is now entering the system and she can't get out for a very long time. Scary. (Says the teacher...)

Goosie and Boomer Bowtique said...

Goosie is moving to Grade 1 as well. Here it is up to your discretion when to start Preschool and if your child doesn't qualify for the public one then you need to pay for it yourself. They test the children to see if there are special needs to be addressed and that is usually how they qualify for the Public Preschool. Boomer will attend the same private one that Goosie did.
Here they, then, go to Kindergarten (age 5) in Public school or private. Our public school is very good so we chose public... plus, private is expensive.
Preschool is a bit of play but they leave knowing how to write their names, colors, numbers, letters, etc. I work a lot at home with them so Quinn is already learning his "sight" words... he has turned it into a game and loves to learn more and more.