That was it. He missed one letter.
They didn't test on rhyming (which he can do, especially if you let him start with duck, which I don't recommend).
They didn't test on sight words, which I'm not sure if he would ace because I don't know which 12 they would test.
They didn't have him draw, but he can certainly do it.
Therefore, this is a no-brainer, right? He's going to Kinder!!!
Because his birthday is five days after the cut date, he cannot enroll in Kindergarten. Oh, and there are no exceptions. For the record, I am not upset with the school and their decision. They are following rules placed onto them by higher powers and I applaud that.
Now that we have gotten this far, here are our options:
- Keep him in daycare for another year (not a bad choice; we like it there)
- Enroll him in TK at another school, one different from his brother. After 6 weeks, he can test again (when he is 5) and get moved into Kindergarten and move schools
- Fight like hell to get him into Kindergarten at his current school
- Enroll him in a private Kindergarten, then next year move him to 1st Grade
I'm not aiming to be the difficult parent here; I'm trying to think about what will be best for an incoming student who has proven he can do the things required of a Kindergarten class.
What do you do, parents? Elementary teachers?
I'm all ears, here.
Christine has the line of the week:
"This parenting thing - HARD."
Happy "There's Gotta Be A Better Way" Fishing