I would love some input on this as I really don't know if I am being way too uptight or if my perspective is well founded.
My daughter goes to a small Catholic school that we pay for (though not much compared to other private schools.) She attended Pre K there last year and is in Kindergarten this year. It seems that most days they have either a short "dance party" where the blast pop music (Lady Gaga, Train, Taio Cruz - dynamite, etc...) and they also play it while they have some gross motor activity in the gym. I feel like this is not really age appropriate for 5 year olds. In fact some of the lyrics are pretty questionable (for 5 year olds) in my book, though none of them are explicit or anything. I love a wide range of music, but I have curtailed my listening significantly around my kids. I stick to classical and softer music that has kid friendly lyrics. Also, my daughter actually does not even like the pop music and comes home complaining about it. She says that all of the other kids like that music though and seem to know all the words.
Is pop music in the classroom just typical these days? I sure don't remember listening to Duran Duran at school when I was a kid. Would I find this happens at any school? Do I just need to chill? If not, what would you do about it? Is it worth talking to the teacher or principal about it or will I just come off as a crazy uptight parent?