Ever since we attended the orientation night for preschool Erik has been worried that the school we (I) chose might not be academic enough. I, chose the only school in the area that had a curriculum and I am not so concerned with how much Matthew learns academically as much as I am concerned with him learning to sit and listen when needed and to play with other kids.
So every Tuesday and Thursday Erik asks Matthew about school. This is how it went down last night.....
Erik: So Matthew what did you do in school today? And don't say it was too long. (That is always Matthew's response because he thinks we want him to tell us every little thing he did all morning)
Matthew: Well it is too long to tell you.
Erik: You don't have to tell me everything you did. What did you learn today at school?
Matthew: Daddy, my preschool isn't really a learning kind of school. We play outside and today we watched the trucks fix the parking lot, but we don't learn anything.
Erik shoots me a glance that silently says "I told you he wasn't going to learn anything at that school".
Me, reminding the boy that he doesn't just play outside at school: Matthew tell Daddy what you did with your letters of the month today.
Erik: Oh yeah buddy, tell me about your letters.
Matthew: Oh yeah, we still use letters.
Erik is obviously totally convinced of preschool's awesome academicness now.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Posted by Megan at 7:43 AM