Christina - posted on 09/04/2010
I have a question for all you moms.. I'm in a dilemma. My daughter was put into the half day kdg program. Last week on friday we received a phone call to have her placed into all day kdg. I do not have a problem with all day kdg, but I feel she will be bored. She can recite her alphabet, she can recognize on site 75% of them, she counted to 40 today with the trouble on 15, 30, and 40. * which i am impressed by*, she can write most of her letters and legibly, she can count from 10 down to 0 (going backwards), she knows her name, address, and phone number *for the most part*, she knows her colors, can button, snap, and zip.. and many more. She takes 90% of things in the first time she is told. Occasionally she needs a repeat, but thats a very rare occasion. I really dont understand WHY they would offer her all day kdg, this is for those who need extra reinforcement and as you can see, i dont really see a need for this. Either way she will have a class of 32, which i have an issue with..whether she is all day or half day where is the chance for one on one time? How would you feel? I initially felt like I failed.. but as I look at what we have taught her there is no way I have failed... and then I feel the school is just money hungry and looking for a way for more funding.. opinions please?!
Candi - posted on 08/19/2010
Mine went to all day PreK when she was 3, but then we moved and she stayed home with me for a year while my other 2 went to school and she loved having all of my attention. Now that she is preparing for Kindergarten, she has mixed emotions. She is excited about going but nervous about meeting new people and worries she will get a mean teacher!
Jennifer - posted on 07/29/2010
I think most of them are that way at this age. Kindergarten teachers are usually well equipped to bridge the gap between lessons and play. We are all in this boat together though, so the best thing I know to do is let my little one know that school is for learning, and he'll be given special time to play with his friends. I'll tell him what I expect from him and take it one day at a time. Good luck to you and yours!
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