simplicimus: Parents have been doing this for decades. If you know your child is not ready for Kindergarten, don't enroll them.
Mouser: From TFA:Redshirting poses challenges not only to children but to teachers and parents."The teacher is mostly impacted by it. They are dealing with children of ages ranging between four and a half and six and a half. This is a large developmental gap when trying to get through the state standard curricula," said Vela.Isn't the problem here not the differing ages, but that the kids are being taught to a state standard curricula?
Anthracite: My soon to be 6 yr old starts Kindergarten this fall. I was informed at his IEP meeting that they have a new goal of being able to read, spell and write 40 words. They addred the write part this year and the kindergarten teacher is not amused with this. They are also supposed to be able to write a 3 sentence paragraph and write a picture to go along with it. Looks like ill have another kid to homeschool after next year. Sotime the do better when its slowed up and given more time. But my little guy can't even write his name very well right now. Took them 6 months to get him to make an X properly. Yet this is what hew is supposed to do in the next 9 months after he returns from school. riiiiight.
uknowzit: Interesting that the main culprits are affluent, white couples.May say something about their parenting skills if the kid is emotionally unable to go to school with his peers.
Anthracite: Oh and get to kow what they are getting ready to shove down your kids throats. Look up Common Core by Bill Gates. There is a new set of rules coming down the pike in the way they are going to teach the kids. They could not bring the scores up so they are dumbing down the lessons.This is a link to a blog on it but there are links to other sites.http://midtown.patch.com/blog_posts/common-core-by-bill-gates
Carousel Beast: I disagree, and had the same discussion with my wife about our son (birthday in June). She felt he could stand to mature another year before school. I pointed out that within a few years he'd catch up regardless. Having an August birthday myself and going through being one of the younger people in my grade level, my argument was that he could deal with any early challenges with our help, because by middle school it'd be moot. But, if we waited to send him, that'd be a year of his life he'd never get back.He'shiatting fifth grade in August this year. The few early problems were dealt with fairly easily and he's doing fine, and, like I did, he'll graduate at 17 and head into college - without essentially being penalized a year of time.
Anthracite: Oh and get to kow what they are getting ready to shove down your kids throats. Look up Common Core by Bill Gates. There is a new set of rules coming down the pike in the way they are going to teach the kids. They could not bring the scores up so they are dumbing down the lessons.
mesmer242: I was one of the youngest in my class, and I was totally fine academically. Socially, I wasn't... but I was hanging out with older kids in the neighborhood, not the younger ones. My dad got "red-shirted" because they tried to put him in Kindergarten on time but there was some kind of bus drop-off mix up and he didn't handle it well and they realized he wasn't really ready. My mom was one of the youngest in her class and was totally fine socially but wasn't ready for high school math when she started 9th grade which really impacted her badly.In conclusion, have your kids in February-May. It's easier for everybody.
StoPPeRmobile: TNG was a sequel, not a reboot.If that helps you sleep at night.
StoPPeRmobile: Orgasmatron138: ukexpat: sno man: I've seen that show, it never ends well for the guy in the red shirt.That was my first thought - the "security guy" in the red shirt never made it back to the Enterprise.My wife and I rented the first Star Trek reboot last week to refresh our memories before seeing Into Darkness. I laughed when I noticed the third guy that went to disable the big drilling machine with Kirk and Sulu had a red shirt on.Frowns on your ignorance.[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x326]
Nabb1: simplicimus: Parents have been doing this for decades. If you know your child is not ready for Kindergarten, don't enroll them.Exactly. Now that we are looking at schools for our kids, I've noticed the cut off date for the child's birthday is earlier than when I was a child. In our district, it's in early September, but it was Nov. 1 when I was five. Nt that it mattered to me, because my birthday is in August.
BolshyGreatYarblocks: sno man: I've seen that show, it never ends well for the guy in the red shirt.[library.sc.edu image 410x600]Speak for yourself, cornuto. I liberated my homeland; what have you done with your life?
czetie: If the kid isn't ready, especially socially, sure, why not?If the kid *is* ready, you're just buying yourself a 1st grade year with you kid acting out because he's bored, frustrated, and not interacting at his level.
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