Yesterday, E “graduated” from senior kindergarten (SK). Here in Ontario, the kids start kindergarten the year they turn 4, and do 2 years (junior, and senior).
When E started, we were a bit concerned because of his shy and very dependent nature at the time. It was at least a couple of months before he wouldn’t fall asleep on the couch around 5pm every evening.
It was a bit of a tough transition, but he has grown in so many ways over the past 2 school years.
His writing is actually legible, and he’s beginning to sound out the spelling of words and being able to read sight words.
He’s very good with numbers, patterns, and anything math related (though a lot of this probably has to do with his parents!).
He’s much more confident now, and it sounds like he’s a leader in the classroom. He’s more willing to try new things and to take more risks.
He has made some good friends and seems to be pretty well-liked by his classmates.
We and his teachers definitely think he’s ready for grade 1, and he will probably do very well! It will be exciting to see how he grows with this next big transition from play-based learning to a more traditional classroom setting.