Comments: Story Writeup 101

Wow. Is this in kindergarten, VW?

Posted by Marie at March 11, 2008 07:00 AM

Dade county schools are pushing 7 and 8 year olds like that, too. O.D. reports that the grands have a couple hours of homework a night PLUS some special FCat stuff to do... and it's 10:00p by the time they finish!
The teachers are frantic that the kids score well or it reflects on them and their pay.

I don't know if parochial or other private schools would be better, though... Bou would know.

Posted by pam at March 11, 2008 08:20 AM

Yes Marie it is Kindergarten in palm beach country. Now Tater is in the more 'advanced' kindergarten but I have a friend who's boy is in 'regular' kindergarten and it is about the same. It is insane. While Tater has to write more and memorize more words, the other boy still has to write and memorize words. An example is that the other boy brings home 5 words a week to memorize and Tater brings home 8 to 12. The fact that they are having to memorize words every f'in week amazes me. They are in KINDERGARTEN. What happen to drawing? Learning all the different colors and how to mix them up to come up with new colors? Where are the fun projects on just learning how to write the letters? Tater was/is at a disadvantage because I sent him to a preschool that did not teach writing. My bad. I kid you not.

Posted by vw bug at March 11, 2008 08:42 AM