Thursday, October 2, 2014

Full Time Montessori School

My boys are officially IN school.  Link and Bumblebee are going to a Montessori school from 8:30 to 3:30 every day.  While I miss them terribly and feel left in the dark about their school, it has been nice having more time for my two baby bugs :)  Anyone wonder why?

Well, in a nutshell, my husband changed jobs.  The long story is we are moving out of state, currently in a hotel, and now have access to at least 5 Montessori schools.  I couldn't homeschool in a hotel, no matter how big it is.

It's going great though!  I knew there was a reason I thought Montessori was so great.  I'm finally FULLY experiencing it.  Oh, we had our moments at home.  Both boys were reading when they started, doing some math, and other things.  But now they are so much more independent in their work.

Link is THRIVING with the older kids.  He wants to practice his reading and writing at home.  He likes doing the big work, especially when an older kid works with him.  Its a great environment for him.  It has cemented in my husband and I what we were pretty sure of before - Link needs Montessori!  I would not put him in a normal school, public or private.  I would either homeschool with Montessori (with extra group meetings) or do Montessori private school.

Bumblebee is busy busy bee as well.  He wasn't having the difficulties at home that I was having with Link.  He was just being neglected because he's four and Link is six, and I felt like I needed to focus on Link.  His reading is really progressing.  But, he can't really remember what he does as school, so all I have to go on is what he brings home.

If we end up moving, I'm still planning on homeschooling.  If we stay... I don't know.  I really, really like their school.  So we'll see.

1 comment:

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