Well, now it's time to make a decision that I'm really struggling with. You see. My first (and only) child turns 5 in 3 weeks. She will be entering Kindergarten. You know....the grade I teach. I teach in a really rural school with only 3 kindergarten classes. I will be taking her with me to school. I registered her on Monday and cried. Yup. Like a baby. While I am ready for her to be at my school, I am NOT ready for her to be at my school. You get that right? Here is my dilemma.
Do I place her in my classroom? I have prayed, and prayed, and prayed about this. For a year. I go back and forth. I've weighed my pros and cons.
Here they are:
She will be with me all day. I'll get to watch her grow and learn. I'll never had this chance again. I think I'm a pretty good teacher. I can tweak and guide her to make the best decisions this first year.
Will I be to hard on her? Will she be able to go from me being her mother to her teacher? Will it strain our relationship?
I know she would be excellent for another teacher. (BTW...I love both of my teaching partners.) She's so good at her preschool. I crack up when they go on and on about how sweet and perfect she is. Like any child...she's worse around us (her parents). She is a good girl. She just tests us and whines more around us. She's not a leader. She's a follower by nature. She's smart. She's my life.
So, I would LOVE to hear your feedback. Have you ever had your child in class? How did it go? Do you regret it? What is your advice or experience?