One more year of lower elementary, 3 more years of upper elementary to come... and we have everything???
Ok, we'll still be purchasing and borrowing things along the way - items to correspond with interests, replacement chemicals and other supplies - but the Montessori-specific items are done.
Overall... elementary is no more expensive, Montessori-wise, than primary, perhaps cheaper (I'll look at actual numbers another day!) - and covers SIX years.
And the re-sale value canNOT be over-stated!
|He was still sleeping in this photo, |
but he reached out to me as I sat down next to him.
Those hands that were so tiny at birth....
This is a bittersweet day. It means a preparing for a closing of one area of life (browsing Montessori catalogs, determining what to make and what to buy and from whom), but it also means a true settling in. Settling in for the next 4 years. Settling into just BEing in elementary. Then on to adolescence.
Ok, scratch that last sentence. Just focus on this time. Right now. The moment we have - right now - together.
ETA: November 12: IT'S HERE!