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#91 of 100 Old 08-28-2007, 08:10 PM
 
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I think it sounds great and very fair
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Also, if my children go into kindergarten academically advanced...say all ready reading and writing, no I absolutely wouldn't want them to be lumped in with their peers who need basic instruction in the alphabet. They'd be bored out of their skulls. I'm not penalizing my children out of a warped sense of non-judgementalism.
I guess I misread this. To me this sounds like you don't want a kid who doesn't know their alphabet in the classroom if other kids are reading. I was just wondering where that kid would go.
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Yes, yes yes!

For instance, my son can write all of his letters, but many of them are written functionally incorrectly. (which I didn't realize until he had OT and it was explained. I always answered that he could write letters because, from my uneducated perspective, he could since he was 2) He now has the tripod instead of palmer grasp, but still isn't using fine motor to control the writing (coming from the shoulder instead of the hand/wrist),
Fun fact - I am 25 and still don't have a tripod grasp.
Also I have never mastered the tying your shoes thing, I have to make 2 loops and cross them and pull through. Every other adult does this rabbit-around-the-tree thing that I can't do.
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so, it's AOK w/ you for your child to be put in a "different" class based on his/her skipping ability?
I would be delighted. My DS has already been through OT and ST in Early Intervention and they were of benefit.
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I guess I misread this. To me this sounds like you don't want a kid who doesn't know their alphabet in the classroom if other kids are reading. I was just wondering where that kid would go.
That child would be getting one-on-one or small-group assistance with the alphabet.
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I think it is very bizarre.

I also think it is a bad idea to put kids into groups from these tests.
Then how would you group them?
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I'm not sure I would put them into different groups, but I think the children should be observed over a period of days or weeks at the beginning of the school year to see where their strengths and weakneses are and how best to teach them. ONe day and one test to put kids in groups- no.

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Also I have never mastered the tying your shoes thing, I have to make 2 loops and cross them and pull through. Every other adult does this rabbit-around-the-tree thing that I can't do.
Me NEITHER!!!! Finally a kindred spirit. My DH thinks there is something very wrong with this I'm glad I am not the only one!!!

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I am really shocked at how different Kindergarten is (at least on this thread) compared to what I remember. I am very torn about homeschooling... this is validating my worst fears about the pushing going on in PS to have kids learning things so soon... my DD has just begun recognizing and writing letters... on her own. i tried to help, but soon realized that she just needs to be given the information and learn on her time. she is just going to preschool this fall... she's going to be 4. and it is a mostly-play program. the only learning is about following rules, etc.

scary that this is going on so early!

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Me NEITHER!!!! Finally a kindred spirit. My DH thinks there is something very wrong with this I'm glad I am not the only one!!!
I am so relieved there's at least one other person out there who can't tie their shoes either.
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