Back when we started school (SO many years ago), kindergarten was a place we sang songs, listened to stories, played, and had a snack--all in half a day. Well, goodbye to that. Teachers now have some pretty high expectations for 5-year-olds, making kindergarten the new first or even second grade.
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Don't believe me? Look at what this mom from Hamilton County, OH, posted to Reddit a few days ago. That is some daunting list from her son's future kindergarten teacher!
Hamilton County schools have unrealistic expectations.
There are 11 things on the list, including being able to hold a pencil the right way (vs. any old way) and wield a pair of scissors. And in case you are wondering how in heck 5-year-olds can identify 30+ letters when there are only 26 in the alphabet--well, it just means they have to know every letter in its capitalized and lower-cased form.
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Whew! No wonder this mom thinks she's already failed her son!
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