Thursday, August 13, 2009

Welcome to Stonegate

This evening was the first step in Mason's long journey through America's educational system. Stonegate Elementary, a cathedral symbolizing a community that understands priorities, is nestled away in a small neighborhood off State Route 334.



We met with his teacher, Mrs. Rent, and got a sneak peak at where he would be spending his time; learning, exploring new concepts and growing/maturing in ways we can't yet imagine.



His room is a mix of the traditional and new. His small desk and chair are surrounded by technology that many of my college lecture halls didn't have. It is outfitted with three computer work stations and an overhead projector (no, not the light box you are thinking of. A computer projector mounted to the ceiling).

It hit home that our litttle baby boy that we brought home from the hospital not six years ago is beginning his matriculation. We are sure that mommy and daddy have more jitters than our young man-cub. Mason starts on Monday. Wish us (errrr .... him) luck.

Then ...



Now ...

5 comments:

Allen said...

The ride is just beginning, Doug.

The man-cub's gonna do great!

Doug H. said...

Thanks for the encouragement. We appreciate it. We are holding on tight!

Randall said...

My prediction is that he will start his schooling in a class room with 15 to 25 other children and a teacher; he will finish it in 12 to 13 years in an individualized learning program delivered to him digitally, with only sporadic intervention from a "learning coach". School buildings will be used solely for sports, and other socialization exercises.

Ken said...

Just think, Doug... Imagine of the times you're going to say "YOUNG MAN, WHERE DID YOU LEARN THAT?!?!" And he'll be able to reply, sheepishly..."um, at school, daddy."

Anonymous said...

The picture of the slide is very birth like....Welcome to school Mason!