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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Apparently We Need to Put Her to Work


We had our second parent-teacher conference at the Montessori school last week. We learned that our daughter is great at cutting bananas, slicing eggs, making powdered milk and cooking the bread. It seems we need to make Tuesday night dinners her responsibility from now on.


Since we are moving, we have to think about where Gioia will go to school next. Public school, private school. So many choices. Such a big responsibility. I found a Chinese language immersion Montessori program in the city where we are headed. We think that may be the one, but we want to sign her up for the local public pre-school as a backup. Just in case.

The weird thing is that no school will take her in the States until she turns three. I am not sure if it is a licensing thing or what, but this means she cannot be in school from January to June. Poor Gioia. I think she is going to be super bored.

More Montessori pictures are here.

1 comment:

Becca said...

Perhaps no public school system state side will take her at less than 3 years of age, but there are options. My children have been attending a "learning center" for years. My youngest has been there since he was 8 months old (he is now 4). Some still consider the "schools" daycare facilities, but ours follows a curriculum and has a very structured daily schedule just as the local public school. It is a tuition based program, but it has proven to be a perfect stepping stone for our children. It may be something worth looking into so Gioia maintains that consistency and isn't quite so bored :)