- Some questions frequently asked by houseowners : is this normal for kindergarten?
♥ instead of doing abc and 123 worksheets, my kids teacher does "flash cards" and teachers them sign language for their abcs ..and my kiddo is lagging behind with this method. talked to her several times. been there done that. are my expectations off or should she be using more traditional methods? she admitted to not using worksheets for hardly anything, in kindergarten! she is learning abc by flashcards and doing sign language at the same time instead of practicing and memorizing abc by writing them outhomeschooling my son that is kindergarten and need advice?
♥ i just decided to home school my son. we just made huge move because of my husband being military ( east coast to hawaii) and i really think it would be better for him and he'd learn more if i taught him. i'm very new to this and was wondering if anyone could share advice or their own experiences. i've signed him up for different things plus, we have a playground in our backyard. so, he will be around other children. i pick up the homeschooling packet tomorrow. wish me luck. :) thanks in advance!!my child is in kindergarten, am i over reacting? and what should be my next steps?
♥ i am a pre-k teacher. i placed my daughter in a new school with a new program, new technology in every classroom, new everything. including the adminstration,which i did not know was a new principal with <3 years experience. my issues are the following: 1. she was coming home with 8-12 worksheets per day that she had already done in school, 2. she told me a teacher read a story that discussed beer and showed it 3. i watched one of her teachers repeatedly play a cd that drilled the alphabet while the children sat there and pointed to each letter ad went through the alphabet about 7 times 4. i was asked for money to join the pta and when i called said it was not the national pta, rather a fund raiser- but it was not stated in the letter. 5. one of the teachers (who was drilling the alphabet) was kind of rude to me when i had a question about the amount of worksheets. 6. the principal does not seem to know what's going on. her english teacher was very understadning of my concerns and explained their schedule, daily routine, etc. the spanish teacher gave me an attitude and talked about her students like they were dumb- she said "these kids are way behind, its like teaching pre-k". (of course i took offense b/c i teach pre-k) i got an impression like sheknows what she's doing and why i question her which was later confirmed by another teacher i know who knows her. i e-mailed the principal about the "beer" and she said she'd look into it and never got back to me. i also asked about the pta because my daughter goes to the school, they have to let me know about workshops, fundraisers, etc., even if i don't pay. the letter stated it was a fee, the principal stated it was a fundraiser. everytime i call the school, the secrtary seems to know more of what's going on thanthe principal. my daughter knows how to read and i do not feel she should be sitting in a class where they drill the alphabet endlessly. she has known her letters, numbers, etc, and how to write her name since age 3. but on the other hand, i like the fact that she's learning both languages and her english teacher has a real handle on things. the spanish teacher is very experienced. she also shared confidential informaiton with me about a student in her class who i said i knew. even if i know him, she is not supposed to tell me any of his confidential record info. so i kind of wanted to take my daughter out of the school and/or talk to the principal, but at the same time, since i am a teacher in the same district i don't want it toseem like i'm telling her how to run her school or supervise her teachers. am i over reacting? or do i wait it out this year and see what happens nxt?multi-cultural activities?
♥ i need a multi-cultural activity for an nvq assessment with two four year olds. as i am being assessed i need it to be fool proof. does anybody have any ideas. i have had some but none that really work with four year old.