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I think there was some point in between kindergarten and first grade where you had to magically learn to read by yourself. I know we did the alphabet in kindergarten but I remember my mom being really stressed that I had no interest in learning how to read the summer before first. By first we were expected to read, write sentences, and do basic addition and subtraction. Fractions showed up for me in second grade.
By high school my mother reminded me that they made the SATs easier than when she was in school and she didn't know why I couldn't get a 1400 like she did.
We'e missing the parts of the book (page, author, etc). What scares me the most is looking at the 1-2 year old list. I know Abri is just shy of 14 months, but she can't really do anything on that list yet. I am hoping that as the months go on, she will get better.
Olivia will be a year old next month, and she is way behind on the cognitive/social aspects of the birth-12 month list. I mean, I knew that already, but seeing it all written out makes it super obvious just how behind she is.
when Thomas started K this year, and they told me that by the end of the year he would be reading and doing basic math-addition, subtraction, time on a real clock, money/coins, fractions, and multiples of 2, 5, and 10....
I did not believe it could happen! He knew his letters and how to write them before school, but no clue how to put it all together.
He has learned a TON this year. Which in turn is teaching Collin earlier than Thomas learned, despite him being home.
Nicole: Tom's Wife [5.7.05]; Mommy of Thomas [9.6.05], Collin [1.17.08], & Bailey [10.2.09]
There are quite a few things on that list that Timmy cannot do yet, but I am not worried about it. He is 3, and has 2 years til kindergarten. He did great in Pre-school this year, and had great reports from his teacher to be what they consider "on-track" for his age. His school watches for kindergarten readiness, so if he was behind in an area they would bring it to our attention.
I am not going to worry about things like this too much right now, he is 3, he needs to enjoy being a kid. Not to mention this list is much different than the list that my sitter showed me for our school district (her oldest daughter was in Kindergarten this past year) His preschool is within the school district he will be attending, so they follow their guidelines for kindergarten.
i KNOW - I was just thinking that about Kendall!!1
I think CAsey is pretty good with most of that - We need to work on her numbers and writing her letters but since she be getting into kindergarten for a few years I think we're good. I think if most of our kids are already performing at the K level - that is pretty impressive!
I remember learning my letters in Kindergarten.. and distinctly remember standing at a blackboard for an hour practicing my Fs because I wrote them backwards.. while all my classmates played. (Twas the French coming out in me early in life )
I think our kiddos are much more smart than we were at this age. They are awesome aren't they?