Besh moved up to a primary class in his Montessori school this week. Normally this should happen once he turns 3, but this year’s return to his pre-primary has been a bit difficult. Nothing major, but even though he’s still 2 he’s very verbal and he was a bit disappointed to be in a class filled with all new kids who won’t talk to him (mostly because they haven’t had the word explosions like he has). Last year when he started he was 6 or more months younger then the kids but able to talk with them all. Now, being older, he didn’t like it and started to say school made him sad.
The move up was a bit nerve-wracking, wondering if this was truly the right move. But in the middle of this week we heard this story from one of his new teachers, Miss Amy.
Besh: “Miss Amy?”
Miss Amy: “Hi, Besh. What’s up?”
Besh: “Miss Amy, I’m happy! I am NOT sad!”
Then he ran off to play with the other kids.
I’m guessing the move up was a good thing.