Well, we have and haven't been busy. The Carson City Moms Club that Jasmine and I were attending seems to have taken a mid-winter hiatus (something that I am not happy with,) but, we have started swim lesssons again on Wednesday nights.
I also discovered that NNHS runs Eagle co-op, and that they have a one hour preschool class on Thursdays in Reno. Here is the description...
"This class will have a relaxed schedule of art activities, stories, outdoor and indoor free play and snack time."
I'm kind of excited to discover it, but also kind of wary. 1.) it is held in a church. 2.) there are bible quotes on the Eagle co-op website.
We missed the deadline to sign-up for this session any way and the next session doesn't start until the end of May, so I joined the NNHS's e-mail list. I think that will help relieve some of my worry about religion being stressed at the preschool level.
My husband and I have always wanted to allow Jasmine, and any other kids we may have, the opportunity to explore religion on their own, without forcing any doctrine on them previously. Because we have so many different religions, philosophies and ideas about spirituality in our family it just seems like it would be easier to wait until Jasmine understands the ideas before encouraging her to choose something herself. This doesn't mean that we won't be teaching to be respectful of all faiths, so if her preschool class, as an example, has prayer before the class starts I want her to be respectful and stay quite during the prayer, I don't however want her to participate in the prayer. Of course we are getting a head of ourselves and I just need to wait and see.
Impact co-op also has a preschool class, on Wednesdays, but it doesn't start until age 3. So, I might use the Eagle co-op to see how Jasmine does, and then add the Impact co-op if she does well. The only problem with the Impact one is that it is in Sparks, even farther than Reno, and I already consider Reno far to drive.
Eh, I think I'm just rambling at this point.
What we are currently reading:
Jasmine's selection: Strawberry Shortcake's World of Friends by Megan E. Bryant
My selection: May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson