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How Was School Today?

on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:13

Our son, Sam’s first months of kindergarten have been going well. He loves his teacher, has made new friends, and once in a while even tells us what’s happening at school. While Sam is usually a chatterbox, he’s quiet about school. Actually he’s quiet about what he does at school. We know lots of things about his friends.

It’s hard to get information from him. When I pick him up, he tends to focus on what’s happening next—whether it’s an afterschool activity, play date, homework, or snack—instead of talking about the school day.

 

Kindergarten—Almost!

on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:09

Kindergarten is less than one week away! Our family is feeling very excited, but I’m sure that as the first day of school gets closer, our 5-year-old son, Sam, will be a little nervous. We’ve been talking about kindergarten, but we’re trying not to talk about it too much—we don’t want to make Sam anxious. Here are some things my husband and I are doing to keep things positive.