Last week I had Bean's midyear progress conference at preschool.
She has already met all but one of the goals she should meet by the end of the year.
15 Social/ emotional goals
2 Physical development goals
6 Language skill goals
2 Literacy goals
5 Math and science concept goals
3 Aesthetic appreciation goals
1 spiritual development goal
Check, check, check. Everything except counting objects with 1 to 1 correspondence, which is progressing.
While I'd like to tell you all that she is a genius, I don't think that would be a fair statement to make. I do think she is incredibly bright, and, celebrating an early November birthday, she is an older student in her class. Being a second child surely helps too.
Her teacher had nothing but positives to say about her and told several stories about how much Bean stands out among her peers. One such story involved giving the entire class the opportunity to select whichever seat they wanted in their classroom. Every single student, except Bean, went back to the same seat they were in before. Bean opted for a new seat, far away from her old one. Of course, this created a snowball effect where another child was misplaced, causing a meltdown on their part.
I can't believe this child has another whole year of preschool. I don't want them to grow up too fast, but geez, it sure would be nice not to have to pay for that year of education.