Earlier in the week, Rick and I had our school visit and interview, and we were enchanted by the school. We got to see the classroom Zack would be in, and a girl that Zack went to preschool with would be in the same class. They were good friends so that's such a great bonus. We also got his class schedule, and it's got so much more emphasis on art and music and computer skills than he's getting now, plus ample time for recess to blow the cobwebs out.
Yesterday was Zack's assessment tests and tour, and when I picked him up, I asked him what HIS thoughts were. He loved it and was ready to go.
Today we got the call -- he's in.
So, Tuesday he starts. I feel like I'm in a whirlwind!
Time will tell if this is truly the right decision, but my gut tells me it is. The class size is small, the headmaster is visible and hands-on, and the opportunities and teaching methods are up Zack's alley.
All anyone wants for the children is the best they can give them -- of themselves, and of the world. I know I'm already giving Zack the best of me. Now I hope I'm giving him the best schooling opportunity. Who knows where this will take him?
Lori Anderson creates jewelry for Lori Anderson Designs and also writes the blog Pretty Things. She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.