Thursday, July 5, 2012


So recently we have gone through the testing process to enroll Dakota in Kindergarten, technically, a year early because his birthday is one day past the cut off date.  The final part of testing was an IQ test.  The day of the test he decided forthrightly not to participate, not even a little, not at all.  Those of you who know Kody - know that this boy makes up his own mind.  Suffice to say his scores were not in the percentile they needed to be and therefore he was ineligible for early enrollment.

I contacted the school about putting him in the Pre-K program.  Note: Our district Pre-K program is phenomenal, I can't say enough good things.  After reviewing his file - I was called back with this report.  "Based on looking at his Kindergarten assessment [stage 1 testing],  I am sure you know Dakota did very well.  In fact he knew everything he was tested on.  At his current ability he would likely be able to pass Kindergarten.  Due to this, he would not qualify for our Pre-K program."  Now keep in mind that this is the same woman who just yesterday called and told me based on his last set of testing would not qualify for Kindergarten.  Crazy how he is too dumb for Kindergarten but too smart for Pre-K.  Does it not seem crazy to anyone else that I have a child who could pass Kindergarten requirements today as is, but due to one test cannot go.

So all that I keep chanting in my head is, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths."  Because this was something that had been turned over to much prayer and fasting as to how things would turn out,  I need to trust that he is directing our path and be at peace.

Note: (8/20/12) Shortly after this post, I got a return call telling me the decision would ultimately be mine.  Please note that there were many more details that I spared you, but ultimately love that the call was placed in my hands.  And we have decided to send Dakota to Kindergarten this year, 2012-13. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll just say that both my boys are older for their grade - 2 months older than Kody will be for his. I am happy that they are older and more mature - I think it will really be a benefit socially as they get older and have to face the challenges of friends and teen years etc.. I am already seeing it as they enter high school and middle school. Just my thoughts.

Brittney H