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3/18/10

Aloha Friday - Kindergarten carpool vs school bus


My Question:
Did you/will you drive your child to kindergarten (his/her first year) or put them on the school bus?
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I feel that I want to drive my son to kindergarten at least until he gets used to being away from home. What is best to do?



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19 comments :

  1. We homeschool, but if they were in regular school, I would definitely drive them at that age.

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  2. We live close by so I don't need to make that choice...I walk her to school (and I LOVE it)!

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  3. YEAH! Plus Cartwheel...my kids are old enough to drive themselves to school!
    I would drive them when they were younger.

    Have a great Friday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/03/good-family-life/

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  4. Woohoo! Thanks for linking up with Friday Follow and so glad you joined in this week! I am now your blog follower. Have a terrific weekend.

    Happy Aloha Friday, too. I did drive my kids for the first day of kindergarten.

    ~ Lynn
    http://www.middayescapades.com

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  5. My son road the bus in kindergarten.

    He did go to pre-school the year before and we drove him.

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  6. We had no option for kindergarten. Our district does not bus, but if you are a certain distance from the school you can get a bus. I know most of my friends that are in busing districts do the bus and meet the kids at school to take photos of them walking in on the first day.

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  8. I think I will definitely be driving for kindegarten. My two love buses though and would be thrilled to ride.

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  9. I will be driving or walking my twins!!!

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  10. If it's that far yes drive your child to school otherwise walking is good to & from & you go with him. One he's still with you so familiar face/surroundings until he gets use to it. Plus, he'll know how to find his way home if need be. You never know. A child needs a sense of direction. I think until the child is mature enough to be left without s familiar face he needs his mom.

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  11. Only my daughter went to Kgarten her first year...and now I am homeschooling all my children. However, I *did* let her ride the bus. She was so excited to and she loved it. I have sweet pictures of her waving good bye from one of the bus windows! It could make me cry! :)

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  12. When my son started kindergarten last year I drove him to and from school everyday. After a few weeks we decided to homeschool but I feel like kindergaretners do not belong on the bus. It is a scary place (the bus) and I think having you drop them off and pick them up gives you the chance to be more involved. Good luck!

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  13. The choice was always easy for me, we lived across the street from the school ... following you from follow me friday ... thanks for visiting my blog

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  14. when its time for him to go...
    We will drive

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  15. Aloha! :-) For your question, I don't have a child yet but if I do I would do as what you feel that I will drive her/him to school until such time that she/he will get used to be on his own.

    My Aloha Friday thought

    Have a great weekend! :-) ~hugs~

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  16. When Kacie started Kindergarten I drove her to school even though we live about an 8 minute walk away. :-)

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  17. IF you can drive him I would. I will be driving my son every day. I thankfully won't have to do that til NEXT yr. This yr it will be 3 days a week and my daughter only on WEd. thankfully the neighbor takes her the other days so I don't have to drag the boys out in the am.

    How far is it away must be far if they supply bus service

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