We have been contemplating switching the kids from French Immersion to the English track at the school. It has nothing to do with the ability of the teachers, I think they have all done great jobs this year. However we do have our reasons and would rather make the switch now before it’s too late.
I was dropping the kids off at school the other day and while in the office I asked the secretaries who we would speak to about switching the kids over and also when do they need our decision by. Both agreed I should really re-think our decision to switch them and before we decide anything at home we should talk to the teachers and to the principle. Sure sounds fine, however we have spoken with the teachers at every parent teacher night so really I only need to speak with the principle. Also I feel this isn’t a decision he can make for us as we are the parents and he’s just the school administrator. Anyways. I said we would make an appointment with our principle next week or after March break.
Yesterday I go to pick up the kids from school. Both their teachers were telling me how wonderful Aidan was doing, was now speaking in full sentences in French and how amazing and wonderful this was. I thought, this was great but also a little weird, that out of the blue Aidan just starts speaking in full sentences! So there is a good chance that yes, Aidan all of a sudden decided to show his teachers just how much he really does know, or it’s more likely that the secretaries mentioned to the teachers that we are considering making the change.
The kids are doing well in French. However we feel it’s just not the best fit for them and they have talked to us about how they feel about being in the French Immersion and it’s not all rainbows and sunshine for them either. They enjoy it, but it’s fairly easy to see they aren’t really embracing school and I think it’s because of the French.
So we have some talking to do as a family and as parents and then we will approach the school about our decision.
On a totally unrelated note, I cannot WAIT for winter to move along…..