Brenda - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
So I'm a little put off about Kindergarten. Went to orientation and the teacher wants the kids to all be able to write their names by the time they start, yet at registration we were told there were no requirements for them when they start. Nathan is going to be, if not the youngest, one of the youngest in class (He turns five on July 1). I refuse to hold him back a year because I feel he may be gifted like his dad and I were in school. I was the youngest in my class and may have needed to skip ahead a grade, but my school did not do that. He reads stuff that is well beyond 1st grade level, three to four syllable words, sounding out unfamiliar words close to correct or fully correct, but he cannot write very well yet, and I seem to be lacking the patiences to teach him. He doesn't color well either, it is all scribbles, and I can't seem to get him to actually color. Any thoughts? Should I just go with the flow or try harder to teach him writing and coloring since I know they'll be doing lots of it in school?
Yes, yes, I know I am overly worried about this but he starts on July 15th, so it is right around the corner! :)