There have been many thoughts and discussions about what grade Alex should enter this year. The kindergarten cutoff date in North Dakota is July 31st, meaning Alex missed it by a day. We did not worry about seeking an exception, and he did preschool. Then we moved at the end of the semester. The cutoff date in Texas is August 31st. I did not want him to start kindergarten halfway through the year so we kept him in preschool for the second semester. Kindergarten is not mandatory in Texas. Our options were to "hold him back" in Kindergarten or put him in first grade. We chose for him to skip Kindergarten and go straight to first grade. He can already read so that helped ease the decision. I am so nervous for him to be in school full-day but I am hoping he is kept busy and excels.
School starts on Monday but they had a special time to meet the teacher and bring in supplies so the first day can go smoother. This will be his teacher's first year and she is very nice and very young. Her name is My Nguyen.
He immediately made himself at home and found some reading material.
|Edison is not excited about Cornell|
Lots of nerves but this kid excels at everything he does so we know he will learn and love it. I cannot believe I have a first grader!