Tomorrow, 80 or so nervous parents and 40 wide-eyed children will come to hear my colleagues and I talk about September.
I’m in charge of giving a speech on the following:
*Fine and Gross Motor Skills*
-children must wear velcro shoes…I have no time to tie 40 laces.
-children must be able to do up their own buttons, esp. pants…for obvious reasons.
-children must be able to climb and descend stairs independently (literally, it’s in the notes they’ve given me…do some children not have that skill?) [EDIT: now that I think about it… little sister A bum shuffled down stairs till she was about 11]
-they must be able to “run with control”
-J’s personal fave “knowing and understanding personal space”
Wish me luck!