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jennifer75
08-30-2007, 07:47 PM
http://i10.tinypic.com/4qxot5f.gif

I don't know who's more excited, myself or the 5 year old actually going.

jhtatroe
08-30-2007, 07:54 PM
Ooh, my son was in kindergarten last year. As a friend noted, the first day of school is one of those iconic moments you think about when you imagine having kids in the first place. Good luck to your little one and to you!

Kadea
08-30-2007, 11:16 PM
My son is FREAKING out. He is literally counting down the days. He knows exactly how many sleeps until Kindergarten. So cute. By the way- he is the one currently pictured on my avatar. :)

Roger J Carlson
08-30-2007, 11:27 PM
One of my favorite pictures of my now-married daughter was on her first day of kindergarten. She's standing in the living room with her Little Mermaid back pack, grinning from ear to ear.

Dang! I'm sniffling.

Dave.C.Robinson
08-30-2007, 11:35 PM
I'm taking my daughter to her Kindergarten orientation in about two and a half hours. :)

Siddow
08-30-2007, 11:45 PM
My second son started kindergarten this year. Two more to go...

(and he loves it)

jennifer75
09-06-2007, 12:53 AM
We made it!!!!! He gets out in about 15 minutes, can't wait for the pick up!!!!!!

Kadea
09-06-2007, 12:56 AM
Picked mine up this morning (early bird class). My baby is growing up...

Dave.C.Robinson
09-06-2007, 01:37 AM
Mine's had two days of kindergarten. Only problem is she seems to want to talk when she's supposed to listen.

writerterri
09-06-2007, 01:48 AM
Ah, yes. I was there last year. Tis nice.


My kids are all gone from 8:45 till 4pm. Tis nicer.



But, congrats!

jennifer75
09-07-2007, 02:55 AM
Mine's had two days of kindergarten. Only problem is she seems to want to talk when she's supposed to listen.

Is it fair to expect more from them after only 2 days? When should I really become concerned?

Dave.C.Robinson
09-07-2007, 03:42 AM
I'd only become concerned if there was a long period with no change. Otherwise it's just acclimatization. She was better today than yesterday, she just needs to get a handle on what's expected is all.

Kadea
09-07-2007, 05:47 AM
My son told me he got a time out for not listening to the teacher. Yes, he's a talker too.

PS
Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. *looks away and avoids all eye contact* "Who me?" :)

jennifer75
09-08-2007, 01:38 AM
My son told me he got a time out for not listening to the teacher. Yes, he's a talker too.

PS
Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. *looks away and avoids all eye contact* "Who me?" :)


Damn. I should have known. lol. He is a talker, a goofball, and is distracted easily by other goofballs. He's a boy, sometimes I forget.

I'm waiting for the report from Dad today, he is the one picking up and dropping off. I threatened to remove all fun things from his room if he didnt listen today. Am I over-reacting too soon?

Kadea
09-08-2007, 09:39 AM
He told me he has been leading the class in races around the "track" at recess time. Yeah, he's my little leader, always including all the other kids. Yup- he'll be President one day. Better start working on that squeaky clean personal life right now. Dang.

lostintheweb
09-08-2007, 10:23 AM
http://i10.tinypic.com/4qxot5f.gif

I don't know who's more excited, myself or the 5 year old actually going.

I remember that time. I blinked and now he is a junior in high school.

Mjollnir13
09-08-2007, 11:27 AM
My son started Kinder 2 weeks ago. I had, and still am having, the tougher time adjusting.

For the 1st 4 years, I watched my son all morning and into the afternoon. Now I get to see him for an hour in the morning and take him to school. I don't see him the rest of the day until I get home and see him in bed sleeping.

I miss spending all that time with him. I'm a sad daddy. :(

jennifer75
09-12-2007, 03:41 AM
Day 1 through Day 3 went ok, as good as can get for the first few days.

Day 4 forgot his sweater.

Day 5 lost his back pack.

What oh what will Day 6 bring?

Siddow
09-12-2007, 03:43 AM
lol. He'll get used to it. My oldest is in fifth grade and still loses jackets.

Kadea
09-12-2007, 03:50 AM
What do you do when you aren't a fan of the teacher? I think she is overly strict with kindergarten students. I don't want my son to lose his LOVE of school. I know what a difference a wonderful teacher makes in setting them up for the rest of their school years...

dolores haze
09-12-2007, 05:17 AM
Kadea - You could schedule a talk with the teacher. He/she might be an expert in teaching (and controlling a class of kindergartners), but you are the expert on your child, and what techniques work best with him/her. If the teacher is not willing to discuss and listen to your concerns - that's a problem.

My son just went into first grade last week. He's had homework every day since day one. Is this typical? My younger son starts nursery school tomorrow. I will have 2 1/2 hours per week all to myself. I don't know if I'm more sad or excited. So bittersweet - watching your babies grow up.

jennifer75
09-13-2007, 02:10 AM
What do you do when you aren't a fan of the teacher? I think she is overly strict with kindergarten students. I don't want my son to lose his LOVE of school. I know what a difference a wonderful teacher makes in setting them up for the rest of their school years...

You know, when we first tried Preschool when my son was 3 and a half, I hated the teacher. And I'd only spent 15 minutes with her. She was way to rough sounding, had an accent, and didn't seem soft enough to deal with a young child in a very new situation.

We didn't put him in the class for other reasons.

The following year, he entered preschool and had two teachers, THE BEST I COULD HAVE ASKED FOR! One was softer than the other, but the other was just firm enough to get the message(s) across to the kids.

Now, he's in K, with only one teacher who is - from what I saw in the hour I spent in class on the first day - too soft.

Now, I have no idea how she really is, but I think personally that my son needs someone a little tougher than a sweet lil older lady.

We parents just can't win.

jennifer75
09-13-2007, 02:12 AM
lol. He'll get used to it. My oldest is in fifth grade and still loses jackets.

We found his jacket. Whew.

jennifer75
09-13-2007, 02:15 AM
Kadea - You could schedule a talk with the teacher. He/she might be an expert in teaching (and controlling a class of kindergartners), but you are the expert on your child, and what techniques work best with him/her. If the teacher is not willing to discuss and listen to your concerns - that's a problem.

My son just went into first grade last week. He's had homework every day since day one. Is this typical? My younger son starts nursery school tomorrow. I will have 2 1/2 hours per week all to myself. I don't know if I'm more sad or excited. So bittersweet - watching your babies grow up.


As hard as it is to tell somebody that your child may have difficulties in a certain area, it is the best thing you can do for your child.

I had to tell the preschool (second time around) exactly how my son would react to certain personalities. Somebody too loud and rough would push him away, somebody too nice and soft wouldn't be taken seriously. Also how he'd react with certain behaviors in the other children. And it made things easier for my son.

There is nothing wrong with a child who shy's away from the terminator (what we nicknamed preschool-first-time-around's teacher).

jennifer75
09-13-2007, 02:17 AM
I will have 2 1/2 hours per week all to myself. I don't know if I'm more sad or excited.

Well, one thing's certain, I'M EXCITED AND IT'S NOT EVEN HAPPENING TO ME!

You sure as heck better get excited!

jennifer75
09-15-2007, 03:48 AM
We have our first homework assignment tonight. :P

Kadea
09-15-2007, 08:27 AM
No homework here yet. Ha ha. (Watch, we'll get double next week)

jennifer75
09-18-2007, 02:06 AM
My son spent most of the day in Time Out. I don't know what to do.

jennifer75
09-18-2007, 11:04 PM
I just ordered three books...

Nanny 911: Expert Advice for All Your Parenting Emergencies
Boundaries with Kids Workbook by Dr. Henry Cloud
and What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning - a Core Knowledge Series.

Anybody read them, or refer me to a better choice...any recomendations??? Anybody....?

Kadea
09-18-2007, 11:07 PM
You're funny. Did you have the chance to talk to the teacher? I have my son's teachers' email and she sends us an email about once a week to the whole class. I also get there early and ask the yard supervisor (who helps with dismissal) how my son did that day.

jennifer75
09-18-2007, 11:16 PM
Why hasn't the school called me regarding Volunteer opportunities!?!?!?

Is there a salary plus benefit package for Home Schooling mothers? :)

Kadea
09-18-2007, 11:22 PM
We had a sign-up at the orientation and in the packet that went home the first day, asking who was interested inhelping with what. I really like getting a class email from her once a week too. I feel so much more in the loop.

He seems to like his class, and I give him the 3rd degree when I pick him up to be sure he likes class. The time-out stuff seems to have subsided.

jennifer75
09-19-2007, 12:53 AM
We had a sign-up at the orientation and in the packet that went home the first day, asking who was interested inhelping with what. I really like getting a class email from her once a week too. I feel so much more in the loop.

He seems to like his class, and I give him the 3rd degree when I pick him up to be sure he likes class. The time-out stuff seems to have subsided.

Yours was in TO too? Hmmmm....

Kadea
09-19-2007, 02:27 AM
Yeah, the first few days he was still learning to be quiet while the teacher is talking. Yeah yeah yeah, let the jokes roll in. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

brittanimae
09-19-2007, 07:36 AM
Hey, just a note from a 1st grade mom (no, the mom's not in first grade--you know what I mean). Even though we're a month in, make sure the teacher-student relationship is just right. My son is the type you expect to be in the principal's office at least twice a week, but he has NEVER been sent, and LOVES school. I know for sure it's not because of him. We researched both his Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers to make sure they believed in lots of motion (his issue), and he will reap benefits forever--he has gotten such a great start in school. Good luck! Those spirited kids will lead the world through the next generation.

Kadea
09-19-2007, 09:11 AM
Yeah, I just found out my active (sometimes crazy) 4 year old does really well in class. The teacher had to catch me when I fainted (kidding), I couldn't believe her. I want to know her secret.

ErylRavenwell
09-19-2007, 02:17 PM
My son is FREAKING out. He is literally counting down the days. He knows exactly how many sleeps until Kindergarten. So cute. By the way- he is the one currently pictured on my avatar. :)

You know what? even though I'm 28 I can relate. I'll wager that poor kid will be thoroughly disappointed the time he'll set foot in the kindergarden. He'll probably spend a couple of days looking out of the window, reflecting on his loss of freedom. Well, let's just hope for his sake the kindergarden has windows that give on to the outside.

jennifer75
09-20-2007, 10:59 PM
Today is Back To School Night...I so need some one on one time with teacher, but I don't think tonight is the place. I'm going to mention the email thing, Kadea. I'm also going to talk to some other parents, find one near my age (believe it or not this isn't always easy) and one I feel I may be able to relate to or with on some things. I just hate feeling excluded from class. I have NO idea what is going on. None what so ever. I can't rely on my son telling me things, because he seems a little scatter brained and tells lots of stories as opposed to telling mom the truth. Argh. Curses.

Kadea
09-20-2007, 11:17 PM
Goodluck! Please tell us how it goes! :)

jennifer75
09-25-2007, 08:13 PM
Today my son told me he was not going to listen today.

Kadea
09-26-2007, 01:58 AM
We are still without homework assignments. Should I be worried?

PS
Oh yeah, well did he put you in a timeout and take away your coffee privelages like my son did the other day because in his opinion I was being bad? :) (I had to fight the temptation to LMAO as he announced my 'punishment')

jennifer75
09-26-2007, 02:26 AM
Well, we've got homework. Every Friday we get homework. Due the following Friday.

Now, get in timeout missy. I have no idea how today went. I hate kindergarten. Oh gosh, that's where he gets it.... :P

Kadea
09-26-2007, 02:35 AM
I'm volunteering in class next tuesday. I'm really looking forward to it though... to see how class REALLY is. I'm also looking forward to seeing my son in that environment and see how he really acts (and interacts) in class...

Kadea
09-26-2007, 02:52 AM
Wow. Just felt a baby earthquake here.

DamaNegra
09-26-2007, 02:59 AM
lol. He'll get used to it. My oldest is in fifth grade and still loses jackets.

I kept losing jackets all the way to high school. It's not cold enough to wear a jacket now, but we'll see if I lose any in college when winter rolls in ;)