That's all, folks!
This is Caroline's first week at the local Montessori school! We were very worried about it because it's such a departure from "traditional" learning; but then, what the heck, Caroline's not exactly your traditional 4-year old! At her 4-year checkup the pediatrician said that knowing what she knows about Montessori methods and knowing what she knows of Caroline, she has no doubt at all that Caroline will be reading by the end of the school year. On the first day she got out of the car with the teacher without a backward glance, although she did have an expression like she was going to face the firing squad. Caroline reported later that she liked seeing the fishtank in the classroom, got her own snack and drink - "I didn't even spill a tiny drip!" - and liked playing on the playground. Just recently we were talking about new friends in her class and I asked about another little boy that started the same day she did. She said that he was nice, but she didn't like playing with him because all he does is cry about being there and she likes being there, so she goes and does other stuff. Needless to say, Mommy and Daddy are considerably relieved!