“This is my friend.”
When school is in session, we really don’t have the flexible time schedule that summer offers. I’ll miss waking up and thinking, “What shall I do with the boys today? What adventure awaits us?” I suppose I can still do that, but it will have to wait until 11:40am, as they are in school five days a week… then the rush of lunch, naps, getting dinner prepared, clean-up, daily rituals, bedtime- you get the picture.
This year, we will have two pre–schoolers in the house! Tiger moved up from the Toddler Community and is all grins and giggles about his “big” move up to the Casa. Nishad will be completing his last year of pre-school, and while he will still be in the same classroom with the same teacher the following year– it will be his “official” Kindergarten year. Each kiddo will spend a total of 4 years in the Casa. We are THRILLED they each are fortunate enough to be in the same classroom and have the same teacher for the duration of their Montessori education. After all, that’s part of the Montessori core that we love so much! It allows the teacher to really get to know the student inside out– and they form a special bond over the years. The next transition for them will occur when it is time to go to 1st grade.
So, what to do if you are 2 and 4, soon to be going back to school? COMO ZOO with a side of COMO TOWN, of course! For the boys…it was exciting and adventurous. For Ashish and I, it was a time to reflect over the last year…all the boys have grown– the joy they have added to our lives (one can not even begin to measure!!).