Thursday, June 16, 2011

Out with the old...

 Ryleigh's last day of Kindergarten
Ry and her wonderful teacher Mrs. Titus

I can't believe it's done already. And in that same breath, I'm glad it's over. Ryleigh's Kindergarten year was an interesting one. Josh and I learned a lot as parents of a school age child and Ryleigh learned a ton. She is reading at almost a 2nd grade level. We are so proud of her! It was also a rough year in terms of school mates. The interactions at school were disappointing to say the least. Unfortunately, many of the kids attending the school have parents who aren't very involved in their lives. And now, after moving to this specific house for the school, we are pulling her out and putting her in a charter school next year. You live and you learn, right?! Her new school is state funded but run like a private school. It is the first year it will be open and there are only 300 kids K-9th so it will be a big change for Ryleigh who came from a school with 6 kindergarten classes. But Josh and I are confident it will be a good change. She is now excited too after learning that several of her friends and neighbors are also leaving the school and going somewhere new. The school is very focused on technology and hopefully more focused on values rather than standardized testing, which I think is ridiculous, horrible, and a huge waste of time and energy. So that in a nutshell is what Ryleigh will be doing this fall. Out with the old and in with the new! 

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