Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Jacob finished up his soccer season strong with his last game on Friday. He was so proud to receive his trophy at the pizza party on Saturday. The coach paid him a great compliment as Jacob came up- he called J the best listener on the team. It was a tough season- we had to play a lot of teams that were older and more experienced. But, the SHARKS never lost hope. They never gave up and always tried their best! What more can you ask for?!
So, we've come to a new decision about Jacob's schooling- we've decided to continue homeschooling him, but drop some of the curriculum until next year. So, basically we are not calling him a Kindergartner until next year. Next fall he will be enrolled with our charter school as a Kindergartner.
It is a hard choice because of his advanced skills. Is it better for him to be a young Kindergartner now, but closer academically to others in his grade, or to wait a year to be the same age as his peers, but years passed them academically?
He's been doing great with our school time. I didn't feel like I was pushing him too much. He wasn't have a hard time sitting still or doing the work. But I couldn't stop wondering and worrying that it wasn't the right thing to do. Maybe he should have one more year to just be a kid- to play and build, and do art, and read just for fun. So, that's what we're doing!