A Garden of Kinders
Cedar, B.C. - Tomorrow is "a big day" for the Oop - she begins, what will hopefully be a long career, of schooling! Summer has drawn to a premature close and Alex will be starting Kindergarten!
"Where did the time go?" asks Scott, Randsco's chief.
Of course, Alex is excited to be attending school, but she's taking in in stride.
"Yeah," she says, "I'm a big girl now."
We don't know if readers remember their first day at school, but Alex's looks like it will be quite a different experience. In the "new style", Alex will be transitioning into kindergarten!
First, she'll attend a "meeting" on Wednesday. Both her parents will be there, along with only a few of her other kindergarten classmates. (The goal will be to familiarize her with the classroom and a few other kids - rather than overwhelm her, all at once).
Then, starting next week, she'll gradually enter kindergarten (attending for half the alloted time, with half the allotted students).
It won't be till Wednesday, September 10th, 2008, that Alex will actually be attending "kindergarten" (as we know it).
Even then, the afternoon session of kindergarten is scheduled for (11:40 AM to 2:14 PM). On Fridays, it's even less, ending at 1:20 PM.
Geez, so much for child labor, eh?
Oh ... in other news, Alex has to bring her own supplies (Remember getting pencils, crayons, erasers, paste and such when YOU went to kindergarten?) No more!
(A list of supplies is supposed to be provided in a separate letter). Oh joy.