March is kindergarten registration month in our school district and for the first time we are registering one of our children. Catherine will begin kindergarten this fall. Although she’s still on the young side with an October birthday we think she’s definitely ready and we welcome the structure it will bring to her.
I filled out the lengthy packet of paperwork the other night, having to stop myself from filling out my own information as I have been doing my entire life. I answered questions about my daughter that I have never even considered before. I tried to honestly assess her skills and readiness and was amazed by all the things she can do and aware of those things she can’t. I understand that it’s not an entrance exam and that she’ll be registered for kindergarten regardless, but I think like most parents I would be happy if I knew she could do all of those things.
Thursday my husband will hand in her paperwork, the many, many forms and checklists, copies of physicals and immunizations and of course her birth certificate. At that time he’ll receive our appointment date for the month of May when the actual screening occurs. Hubby of course is excited about the screening. He’s been planting all sorts of seeds of mischief that he hopes will take root.
Me? I’m just hoping that when asked to sing she doesn’t launch into The Lumberjack Song from Monty Python.