When I let myself think about O starting kindergarten, I am terrified. It overwhelms me to think of all the hurdles he will encounter. If it were any other child, one of my students instead of my own son, I would have a list of solutions to possible problems already. But, lately, I just can’t get past the fear.
In a effort to make this logical rather than emotional, I decided try a strategy that I use when making goals and plans for my students…think about things from their perspective. What are they thinking? How would they react and why?
So, I started thinking about what O would say, if he had the chance, to kindergarten. And, this series was born. This is the first of many letters I will write to kindergarten, from O’s perspective. To ask questions. To discover solutions. …continue reading