I just recently found out that the school my 5 year old will be starting at in the fall does a full day kindergarten. I mean I knew some did half and some did full, I know when I was in kindergarten i went only half day. Anyways, I worked from the time my 5 year old was about 2 until having her sister last year, then worked another 4 months and then have been staying at home the past almost 6 months, so by the time she starts school I'll have been home for about 9 months straight.
I've been planning on going back to work once she starts school because the biggest reason I started staying home was because daycare was so expensive for 2 and I honestly did want to be home, especially for my baby who is now almost a year old and will be 15 months by the time her big sis starts school.
I'm just wondering how well your kindergarteners transitioned to full day kindergarten if you have it where you live. My 5 year old enjoyed daycare for the most part and is super sociable. She was used to being at daycare when I worked, usually from about 7am-4 or so pm so all day, her kindergarten is 8:15-3:05 so it's technically fewer hours and the bus stop is here at our apartment complex so that is nice. If I do drive her to school it is probably a 2 minute drive up the road so it's kind of nice to be so close. I'm just wondering how well 5 year olds adjust to kindergarten for whole days? I mean I assume they are doing a ton of learning, but they must play a lot too right?
I have been working on her numbers, letter, writing etc. and she's pretty good, she writes her name, her sisters name, her best friend's name and Mom. She still is learning the rest of her alphabet, she is very smart but I find her quite difficult to teach :/ that's why I chose not to homeschool like I intended and it is best if I go back to work so I can help us save up some money. However i may end up being able to work from home which is awesome and even if I work a regular job I was wanting to get one that would allow for me to drop her off and pick her up and be home with her after school. So how'd kinder work for you all?