It turns out my state has laws that allow part time school attendance as long as a request is made before May 1. I'm thinking of sending my K-er to school from 8:45-1 or 1:30 and then bringing him home to be with us in the afternoons. (I realize that this would just give him a traditional kindergarten day!) I'd probably have him play out-of-doors for a while after picking him up. I expect the walk to and from the school would be good for him, too.
I need to write an official letter in the next few days. What would you suggest to complement the half day of K? I have older kids I homeschool and the primary goal for me is to give him a bit of structure in the morning and us a bit more peace to get the heavier subjects done while he is at school.
I ran this by my friend who is a public school teacher and she thought it was a great idea (she is also not a fan of long days in K, her quote being, "It's not like they learn anything after 1 pm anyways.").