Wednesday, March 15, 2017

LEPRECHAUN TRAP

Besides being a test site for the Center for Disease Control, Kindergarten is sure interesting ... from a Grandma's point of view.


Mrs. Cole, Mr. 6's teacher,  during the first week of school announced NO HOMEWORK for Kindergarten.  (Well, of course there should be no homework for the first three grades ... in my humble OLD opinion). 

Mrs. Cole is a big fat liar.


I am overwhelmed at what these kids are learning and doing in Kindergarten! Reminds me of second grade!  He has worksheets every single night (notice the "s" at the end of worksheet). Math. Penmanship.  Short vowel sounds.  Consonant sounds.  Silent letters.  Long vowel sounds.

He is supposed to "Drill and Kill" at home ... practice writing capital and lowercase letters.  He has a family project at least once a month. He is supposed to read for 15 minutes every night. Number and "sight" word flash cards. Writing in a journal every day. 


It's way too much!

Tonight's project is to build a leprechaun trap ....




6 comments:

  1. It is too much. It stresses the family. Kids can't be kids for long nowadays. Remember how we went outside to play after school? Kids have schedules now. I didn't know from a schedule when I was a kid.

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    1. It's crazy. When Kate was in K (25 yrs ago), we didn't get home til 6pm, rush to make dinner, bath, stories and in bed by 8:30. We are lucky to have Mr. Mom and Grandma at home to get him started. But of course, he balks. He gets to play and have snack for an hour (gets home at 4pm) then 30 mins of NO HOMEWORK and it's usually 9pm when he finally gets to konk out.

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  2. Wow, a leprechaun trap is bit much for a kindergartner but the journeying for a kid is a brilliant idea. My niece's grandson just turned three and he's doing flash cards with numbers, letters and sight words. In kindergarten I was learning how to play in the sandbox.

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    1. Actually, I never went to K! So first grade was colors, letters and numbers. Eating paste. Learning to play with others. This is crazy. AND they eat lunch in their classroom!

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  3. The pressure is on -- even when they're in the womb!

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    1. Totally! Too much pressure which may be the root of drugs and alcohol ...

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