Saturday, March 19, 2011
I've been exploring different school options for Jacob. I don't really know which school, or if I even wanted Jacob to go to school but instead home school him. Tonight I went to a presentation at one of the local schools. I was able to ask questions that were important to me regarding his education and I've made my decision! This was something that I was praying about because I didn't have an idea of what to do. Send him to the school that my friends send their kids; send him to the elementary; the french school; or attempt to home school and work full time. My decision is to send him to the french school. I have several reasons for wanting to do this; the biggest is classroom sizes. The grade five class this year has 8 kids! Seriously how much one on one are the kids getting; this sold me. The language really is the last thing of importance to me. The others were post secondary stats; last couple of years it has been 100% of graduates going on to post secondary. The other thing is that it is such a small school that the principal knows everyone; plus since it is so small there isn't as much bullying because they are able to keep a better handle on things and discipline. So although my decision wasn't popular at first after explaining all my reasons I think people/my family knows where I'm coming from and understand. So a couple of miracles today; decision and understanding!