This morning, Ethan made a sign (all on his own!) (he's learned that writing conveys messages!) (and that he can write!) (and that people read his messages!). He brought Ches a long 5-foot section of clear packing tape, and asked him to straighten it out (ha!), and that he needed some tape to put up a sign. We asked where, gave him some tape, and he posted this in the front door window for all to see. We are really lucky that no one knows what it says! When we got back from our school tour (tell you more later!), I stopped in the driveway and told him that I saw a sign on the door that said our House was For Sale! He giggled, laughed and said now we'd have a Sign Party!
|It says, "bump-something-zig-zag-4-zig-zag"|
So, Ethan is not attending his old school at our church anymore. It's a long story, but he's lost his second teacher this year (and I totally support her), so we pulled him out. He's been in Sonshine School, a Mother's Day Out program (he was in it the two years before preschool). He likes his teacher (she has red hair and her favorite color is green..really, it's a dream!), and he has fun. I've already committed to the rest of the year (well, two short months), so I wanted somewhere for him to finish the year, school-wise.
We toured the Montessori school today, and he liked it. I filled out all the paperwork while the bigger kids were at the dentist (no cavities!) this afternoon. There was a lot! You have to have it notorized (!), and pay the first and last month's tuition (umm..April and May?), a registration fee, a volunteer fee (?), and have current immunization records, etc. I had no idea. We even signed two releases for Ethan to be in pictures, videos, or advertising. I thought the old school was extensive at 9 pages!
We did like that the school had so much light (windows all along three walls!), live plants, live animals, a garden out back along with a chicken coop (chickens to come..), and it was oh-so-neat with all its shelves of manipulatives. I know that's a Montessori trait, but love it. Ethan liked it too, so we'll jump through hoops, I guess. Lots of paper hoops. Notorized paper hoops.