My poor, poor blog. I've neglected you so. With the blink of an eye (okay maybe many, many blinks) five months has passed since I last shared my life with you. Needless to say, 2011 has been a busy year for this family.
Brief update, my boys have finished school last week. Son #1 will be starting 3rd grade next year and Son #2 will begin his final year in Kindergarden. This is a good lead in to a common question I get asked by readers who contact me. How do I feel about the education that my boys are getting here?
My two boys go to private school here. Son #1 goes to Instituto Loyola de Chapala. It is a bilingual school. They study everything required by the Secretary of Education plus English, Math and Science in English. Am I 100% happy with this school, no but I don't think I would be 100% happy with any school. Is my son happy? Extremely so. He LOVES his school, his teachers and his friends. This year they started a choir group. He was selected to be in choir. He was ecstatic.
Here he is with his choir teacher after their performance for the graduation ceremonies.
Son #2 goes to Centro Escolar Decroly. This is a kindergarden and daycare school only. It is also bilingual. Although it is more work having my two boys at different schools, I believe it was the right choice for my son. Son #2 was a shy child and he needed a smaller school with fewer students to help him come out of his shell. And I am so happy to see my son grow in the last two years at this school.
He was chosen from his class to be the flag bearer at the graduation ceremony! He has certainly come a long ways out of his shell.
So, to answer the question of how satisfied am I with the education my boys are getting. My son's smiling face says it all.