Friday, September 19, 2008

More on the Dreaded Pre-School

Cameron takes a gymnastics class once/week which was yesterday afternoon. We invited his friend D from pre-school since we had a "bring a friend" pass. D's mother has 2 other children and after leaving gymnastics was off to Girl Scouts, a PTA meeting, and then the pre-school board meeting. Yikes. I'm not sure I could deal with an all kid schedule.

As it is, I'm still overwhelmed with Cameron's crazy pre-school. Since it's a co-op, there's a board and we're all on it. My job as secretary requires me to take meeting minutes. I guess it isn't so bad since I have to attend anyways. Though I was shocked at the meeting when they were talking about fundraising and needing to raise $2,000. When I got home, Mary was also shocked to hear this. We already have a ridiculous amount of responsibilities for this school, now lets add fundraising.

I also hoped to get an insight of some sort of lesson plan. Aside from socialization, Cameron isn't actually learning anything. Socialization is definitely important but we hoped that he'd be doing alphabet and stuff like that to prep him for kindergarten next year. Well, it looks like we'll just be doing that at home. The school is basically a free for all where kids can climb things, paint, do drawings, etc. There's virtually no structure and well, we're all about structure. We know that "free play" is helpful for learning too but it's ALL FREE PLAY. But Cameron is loving school though so I guess that's all that matters.

Oh well, I'm off to enjoy the day with Baby O.G. or what I have of it before I pick up Cameron and head back home for his nap. The weather is getting cooler which is oh so nice. I love Fall but it never seems to last long. Before you know it, I'll be ranting about another freezing winter. Oh, at least I won't be in northern Maine :-)

1 comment:

Ciara said...

Man this preschool sounds like a job all by itself. I only spent one winter in Mass and to think its an improvement from what your winters were before SCARES me!!!!!!