school too much?

Ashley - posted on 09/17/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my little girl (my oldest) has just started SK this year .. she did go to some of her JK year she started in march because she was finally ready ( had a hard time potty training her ) anyways she did pretty good in school once she started settled right in .. but now this year is different since her school as started ALL day EVERY day for the JK/SK kids i think its way to much for these little 3-5 yr old kids and Keira's mood and personality is proving this to me ... what can i do to help her

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Kate - posted on 09/20/2012

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Ashley- my daughter is the exact same age, she'll be five the end of november and just started the same type of program. She hates it. She's never been in real day care (I do work full time, but between my mother and her father we've been able to work it out). She goes to various programs to have fun with other kids, she's an only child so I think that she needs that. My birthday is in October and my parents started me in "real" kindergarden when I was still 4. So I would have only been a month older then my child is now, doing kindergarden. I didn't have any problems. I've always done well in school and what not, but I really think that the standards are not the same as they were before. I think that we are asking too much of small children. I didn't go to kindergarden all day. I got through school, got through college, got through grad school... I don't understand why on earth four year olds need to have homework. It's crazy. I am truly concerned that doing this to her will cause her to hate school for the rest of her life, but I worry if I don't she will not be prepared for what is going to come in kindergarden or first grade.... I don't have any advice except to say that she (being your daughter) is not the only child struggling, and you aren't alone as a parent!

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Elfrieda - posted on 09/19/2012

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I think JK is like preschool, and SK is real kindergarten. Am I right?

Jennifer - posted on 09/19/2012

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My two oldest never went to a pre-school of any kind, and started school way ahead of their peers. My middle daughter went to a headstart program for a few months, but I pulled her when she started wetting the bed again and crying every day. She was also slightly ahead when she started 1st grade. My youngest went to pre-school because I worked. She enjoyed it, and had good teachers. BUT, she was behind when she started kindergarden. She is now in 2nd, and caught up, but her reading skills were low for 2 years. I was also told she was immature, but I think that was due to being the baby in a large family!



I doubt that pre-school helps a kid that is actually being taught at home. I'm not talking watching Barney and Sesame Street. If you teach your kid at home, they will be fine! I found out with my youngest, no matter how much they talk about learning, it's more about the babysitting! I thank God I had it when I needed it, but would have kept my baby home with me if I could have!

Ashley - posted on 09/19/2012

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jk and sk are jr and senior kindergarden its some what optional .. meaning that they say that your child should go so they are ready for grade one but if your not sending them child services isnt going to knock on your door for being a irresponable parent lol my daughter is 4 right now but will be 5 in about 2 months

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Hi AShley - not sure what you mean - what's SK and JK? How old is your daughter? Is this a form of day care or preschool? Does she have to go or is it something optional?

Elfrieda - posted on 09/17/2012

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Aw. :( I'm really hoping that the school where my son will go won't have been phased into that whole-day program by the time he goes. It really does seem like way too much for such little kids. One thing I have considered is to talk to his teacher and either keep him home some days (like every Friday or something) or come and get him at lunch a few days a week. I know that might be frustrating for the teacher, but that's why I'd talk to her to get an idea of when the best times would be.

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