I have a 6 year old that will be starting first grade this fall. He has only ever attended Montessori, but last year was an awful experience for kindergarten. He was being bullied daily by a child whose mother was good friends with the teacher- whose mother ran the school- (so of course nothing was done), and he wasn't directed at all, so spent all of his time in the practical life area of the classroom.
I am concerned that he would be behind his classmates in first grade, and I do not want self-esteem issues to come into play. I am also concerned about him socially, because he has a great deal of anxiety after the bullying last year.
He has said he would like homeschool, but also really liked the public school when we visited.
School starts in 4 weeks and I still don't know what we are doing! Help!