An SF K Files visitor is asking for your advice:
"My husband and I are trying to finalize our list for next week's kindergarten lottery deadline. We initially were set on sending our daughter to a Spanish immersion school and toured 5 of the 8 possibilities. Now, as we are drawing up our final list, we are getting cold feet about immersion for our daughter. I am fluent in Spanish (though not a native speaker) and our daughter does comprehend a lot of Spanish, but it is her personality that has us waivering. She is bright and has friends at her preschool (aka, doing fine academically and socially for her age), but she is very slow to warm up, can be fragile and hesitant, and is not a confident kid in new situations and in general. We are wondering if dealing with a new school, teacher, classmates, etc., in Spanish might overwhelm her. Thanks so much for your Web site. It has helped us a lot."