The bub starts school this June.
After a lot of thinking and researching and soul-searching, we decided to go ahead with the Montessori method of teaching. I still have my fears about the method, but we want the bub to be in an atmosphere that doesn’t put undue pressure on her, letting her learn at her own pace, in her own way, at least in the initial few years. We love the concept of Montessori, and the few friends I have talked to about this have vouched for it. We have had naysayers, too, but the husband and I have made up our minds to give the bub a chance at this system, and the system a chance to work on the bub.
We were fortunate enough to get her admitted into a school that follows purely Montessori methods of teaching (there are many schools that call themselves ‘Montessori’, but aren’t really!). We liked the school, and got good vibes from the teachers and principal, with whom we talked to at length. Soon, very soon, too soon, the bub will be a ‘school-going’ child. Life, as we know it, is going to change, for all of us in the family.
As I stand at the crux of a huge life change, I am as worried, fearful and doubtful as I am happy and excited. This is a big, big, big decision that we have taken on behalf of Bubboo, and I hope (pray, fingers crossed) that it works out for the best. The OH, being the OH, is unruffled and unperturbed about it all, at least on the surface.
Considering that life is going to get crazier than it is now, once school begins, and because we have been having quite a few stressful days lately, we decided to take a vacation. Within the span of four days, we had in our hands a travel plan for parts of Northeast India – a place that I have always dreamt of visiting. It was as if the place called out to us, and chose us to come over. Last-minute preparations and packing were done, and we left on our holiday – I choose to call it a ‘schoolmoon’ – a week ago. We just got back to Bangalore after a little over a week’s time of visiting fabulous places that had us ooh-ing and aah-ing, made us introspect, and pushed us out of our comfort zones. We met some very interesting people, and had some lovely experiences that I will cherish for a long, long time to come. Stories from the trip will be up on the blog soon, hopefully.
Please do pray for us to fare well and send us positive vibes, will you? And do wait for the travel stories – I promise they will be worth your while!
Till the next time, be good!
16 thoughts on “The Beginning Of School And A Schoolmoon”
This morning I was thinking about our my conversation with a friend who was looking out for a school for her 4 year old. She very confused because of her list of what where & how. She was trying in 3-4 different schools and was mighty hassled. At that time I had told her that if she knows what kind of education she wants to give to her kids then shortlisting a school is a cakewalk. Like we knew we didn’t want our son to be constantly pressured with studies and we didn’t want him to be an over achiever. We wanted him to let his imagination rule and thus when we came across the Waldrof method of teaching we knew that was the answer to our questions.
So If you know your priorities all will be good and the initial week is what is troublesome…after that all will fall in place trust me 🙂
Thank you so much for the comment. This is hugely reassuring. 🙂
Did you transfer him from the Waldorf school to a regular one from first grade onwards? If so, what was the transition like? I’d love to know in detail, please.
It’s a brave decision to make in the times of rat race.. but a rational one… All the best to you and your little one 🙂
Thank you so much for the best wishes! 🙂