Charlie is half a year into preschool at our local Montessori. He loves it. Charlie is a fairly high energy kid - who likes to be very loud and who very much likes to wrestle. The Montessori is a very lovely little school with an ambiance that is impressively calm - so we were perhaps a little concerned that it might not be the right for Charlie (and it really isn't for everyone). But he is thriving there. What is most impressive, is his capacity to focus for extended periods - and he, again, seems to really enjoy it. The older children have something called 'teachers' choice' which is basically where the teacher lead children towards certain activities to help prepare them for kindergarten. Charlie has another year of preschool so this didn't apply to him, but he has been longing to have teacher choice activities - so they recently started doing it with him. He couldn't wait to show me. Here he is working on writing his entire name... So much focus.
A much needed after school nap.