Monday, August 25, 2008

back to school

well today is the first day of school. we sent Kirsten to the bus stop this morning and all feels good. then Natalie has to take whitnee in for placement testing. we to make a long story short she comes back with the teacher saying that we may want to hold whittnee back one year becauses she does not know how to rhyme or say the alphabet or count etc. well i am thinking this is bull shit. i have heard her count and so on and so forth..... since when do kids need a sixth grade diploma to start kindergarten. isn't that the time kids learn most of that stuff. anyhow we are going to give it a shot and give her some extra help. i mean if a kid can come over here that does not speak English and can learn then a student that speaks English should have a good chance.

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