Next year, Emmi will be a big Kindergartners. It is kind of a big deal. And then again, it is kind of not. She has been at the same school for three years now. Next year, she will have the same teacher that she currently attends large group and centers with now. So you know, it is almost nothing. Except, it is kindergarten.
And, of course, when the school announced there would be a walking tour and question session for parents of future kindergartners, Kenny and I made plans to attend. I didn't really expect to learn much more than I already knew. Except, I did. I learned a lot. I learned that the other parents are stupid, because they asked questions like...
"Are the portable buildings air conditioned?" Uh no. They send kids out to metal buildings in August in Houston with no air conditioning. For fun, they pack thirty of them in there at once.
"Do the Kindergartners get dropped off at the bus stops first, or do they have to ride home with the other kids?" Yeah, lady. They first make the rounds for the kinder kids, then they come back to the same exact stop to let off the first through fifth graders. 'Cause that is efficient.
"What happens if you see a child that is lost in the halls?" They leave them there. The best part is every piles into the office to watch on the cameras to see how long it will take the lost kid to find his way back to class. Bets are placed.
You know, I have always heard there is no such thing as a stupid question, but I am not so sure about that.