I blogged at the beginning of the summer about our dilemma of whether to start Christopher in kindergarten this year or next. Well, we debated it all summer. Talked to a lot of parents, friends, and family to see when they started school and what they recommended. It really opened my eyes to how many people delay the start of school and the variety of experiences people have.
We did finally reach a conclusion: he will start kindergarten at our local public school NEXT fall. Then I had to make the dreaded call to the school. Would they judge me for not starting him this year? Think I wasn't happy with the class he was assigned to? Be annoyed I waited so long to contact them about his placement? I was pleasantly surprised. They were not upset and not surprised. Knew I was calling about him even before I gave his name.
What are the plans for this year? I decided he will do a full year kindergarten at home too. Just to be clear: I'll be homeschooling him for kindergarten this year and he will be enrolled in kindergarten at the public school next year. He needs more formal instruction, but wasn't ready for the social part of public school. My family generously purchased this program for him. I'm really in love with the program so far and it is an accredited homeschooling program (something I think is very important if choosing to homeschool).
I plan to blog in full about the program and how he is doing after a few weeks. Thanks for all the helpful comments I received in my original post. I read and considered everyone that took the time to comment and I appreciate it!