it went very well.
and i am happy to report that chace was accepted into the program.
once we sign all the paper work, it will be official.
he will start in september.
education is something that i feel very strongly about.
i believe with my whole heart
that it is my job as a parent to give chace the best possible educational foundation
so that he can achieve whatever it is he desires.
i believe that a montessori education
will provide this foundation.in a world that is full of technology,
information in sound bites,
and a desire for instant gratification,
i often wonder how much our children are learning?
if we are sucking the imagination out of our children
by overloading them with toys that blink, talk, and sing?
are taking the joy out of learning by having everything at our fingertips?
i want chace to love learning.
the way i loved learning.
i believe that montessori will help foster
his desire to seek knowledge.
one of the things that i noticed when
observing the toddler classroom last week
was the glaring absence of plastic, battery operated toys.
the classroom was filled with the most awesome wooden toys.
and the children were interacting with each other.
they were actively using their imaginations.
they were engaged in the learning process.
i could see there minds at work.
this is what i want for my son.
so, i will be cleaning house.
i will be removing all plastic/ battery operated toys from the house.
we will be a wooden toy only house.
of course there are a few exceptions.
this was not a decision i took lightly
and i know not everyone will agree
but i believe in the montessori way
and that it will help chace soar to unimaginable heights.