Wednesday, September 9, 2009

school daze

Today was a momentous occasion. The "baby" of the family started school. He woke up at 3am, wondering if it was time to get ready...

Yes, my little man started Kindergarten. No tears or apron string clinging for him. He bravely charged onto that big yellow bus with his big brother this morning with no fear, no reservations, trusting his big brother would get him where he needed to go.

He knew what he wanted, and was ready to go for it! He even loved sitting at the dining room table with Daddy to do his homework!

Kelsey began at her new school in her new higher functioning autistic class. She was up at dawn and very excited, and was very happy this afternoon. She didn't have a lot to say, but the smiles spoke volumes.

Cody had some reservations about getting up this morning and dreads the amount of homework coming.

Is age 10 where we lose that passion for learning, and for new experiences?
What is the deciding factor between learning being fun and exciting vs dull and tedious?
Is it the teaching method? Is it the subject matter? Is it the lack of nap time?

Inquiring minds want to know...meantime, I'll begrudgingly go back to my algebra homework.