Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hablemos de Kindergarten / Let's Talk About Kindergarten

Durante el último mes nosotros como padres nos encontramos en una situación un tanto difícil acerca de la escuela a la cuál asistirían las niñas para este próximo año escolar. Ciertamente, la escuela en la cual ellas hicieron el pre kinder ofrece kinder pero, hubo ciertas áreas en las cuáles no llenó nuestras expectativas, así entonces, luego de analizar y analizar supimos que el cambio tenía que ocurrir. Fue un mes intenso buscando escuelas y analizando cada una de ellas (sí, era una decisión difícil). El colegio católico de nuestro pueblo no era una opción para nosotros pero, por alguna razón yo llegue allí sin planificar con las niñas. A ellas les encanto el colegio desde el primer momento y decían que querían ir allí. En todo momento yo le presentaba otras opciones pero, al final terminábamos con la misma respuesta, el colegio. Adicional a esto, yo comencé a última hora una búsqueda de trabajo y entre los lugares a los que fuí pues ese Colegio fue uno (lamentablemente aún no tengo empleo). Para mí resultaría maravilloso trabajar en el mismo lugar en el que ellas estudien puesto que esto facilita la transportación. El pasado viernes, recibimos una llamada para que fuesemos a dialogar con el Principal del Colegio, de primera intención no pensábamos ir pero terminamos haciéndolo y que bueno que fue así. Luego de recibir respuestas a nuestras preguntas y obviamente, de hacerle saber al Principal que yo soy maestra (uno nunca sabe si surge la oportunidad) decidimos que ese sería el lugar para ellas.

Ahora entrarán a las 7:30 a.m. hasta las 2:45 p.m. Será todo un día de aprendizaje e incluso, tendrán su clase de religión. Queda a solo 5 minutos de nuestro hogar en carro, es grande, provee salón de computadoras, comedor escolar (para el almuerzo que es gratis), en fin, un gran cambio. Estamos muy confiados en Dios que les vaya muy bien y que el entusiasmo en ellas no desaparezca.

Ahora tenemos un punto negativo y es que la decisión se hizo el viernes pasado, lo que hace que en este momento estemos corriendo de un lado hacia otro comprando las cosas pero, lo lograremos y cuando ellas comiencen el lunes, tendrán sus cosas.

Annie

During last month we as parents find us in a little difficult situation thinking about which school should be the best for the girls on this next school year. Certainly, the school in which they did the pre kindergarten offers kindergarten but, there was certain areas in which it did not filled our expectations, thus then, after analyzing it we knew that the change had to occur. It was an intense month seeking schools and analyzing each one of them (yes, it was a difficult decision). The catholic school in our hometown was not an option for us but, for some reason I arrived there without planning it with the girls. They were charmed with the school since the first moment and they said that they wanted to go there. In every moment I presented them other options but in the end we finished with the same answer. Additional to this, I started to the last minute a search for work and among the places that I visited it was this School (sadly I have not yet find employment). For me it would have been marvelous to work in the same place with the girls since this would have nade easy the transportation issue. Last Friday, we received a call from the School's director, first we thought not going but we end up going anyway and we are glad we decided to go. After receiving answers to our questions and obviously we informed the principal that I am a teacher (who knows if there might be a job opportunity in the future) we decided that it would be the place for them.

Now they will start at 7:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. It will be a whole day of learning and they will even have their religion class. It's just a 5 minutes drive from home, is big enough, it has computers, lunchroom (that is free), in short, a great change. We are very confident in God that they will do well and that their enthusiasm will not disappear.

Now we have a negative point and the fact is that the decision was done last Friday, which means that at this time we are on the run buying all the things they need but, we will achieve it and when they start on Monday, they will be ready.

Annie

5 comments:

Mighty M said...

I am glad to hear you found a place the girls love! Good luck as you get everything ready for their first day!!

Malena said...

First of all, so so happy you had a wonderful birthday! Your family sure knows how to celebrate properly. You guys always show so much love and appreciation for each other! So sweet!

I am also happy that you found a school that everyone is excited about. This summer went by so fast, I can't believe it's time for school already. We're all going to learn new routines that's for sure. Congratulations to you and the girls!!! Can't wait to hear all about their first day.

Deanna said...

How exciting! It sounds like that was just the right answer your family needed for now. I bet the girls will love kindergarten!

Sarah said...

Can't wait to hear how they like it. My 5 year old starts kindergarten in two weeks.

The Smiths said...

I'm so glad you found a great school! the girls will have so much fun and learn so much!