** sorry, I know ive complained about jk situations before, but this seriously bothers me **
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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:08 AM
IM HAVING THAT ISSUSE WITH SK! They switched all the classes around like 3 times, n now my daughter is in a small class which was suppose to b sooo much better..more one on one..She had more homework in Jk then now! My daughter comes home with nothing!!!!. I have went out and bought alll kinds of kindergarden exercise books to do with her to keep her caught up cause my fear is if this conts there is noooooo way she will b ready for grade 1!. Im sooo bringing this up at pt interviews!!!!!!!
Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:42 AM
What school is she at?? If it is the one I think, I have not heard very good stories from there honestly.
Nora started this year and we have had no issues- nothing ruined or stained and loves school.
I will say though that at this age and for another year or so- you won't get much feedback from the child. I think that is fairly common for the child so say they didn't learn anything or do anything that day. Nate was like that as well. I wouldn't worry about that part at all.
I don't know- I really like our new school. SO much happier for ds and myself. But if you are looking for school to mold and shape your child- that won't necessarily happen. Especially if your child is not fitting into their 'box'.
Edited by Lasergirl, 25 October 2013 - 07:43 AM.
Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:50 AM
you have to al so remeber she only a kid
she learning other stuff
to have fun and play
in JK.SK they play learn
just do not send hight cost closeing choths
2nd hand cool clothes are the best
Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:14 PM
Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:37 PM
they chnage it when they went all day everyday
so far each kid knotice a big different in school in grade 1
from leanring play to Learning
Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:19 PM
Seriously 150+ kids in a room, that is outrageous. They must be packed in like sardines even if they are in a large room. How is it possible for teachers to keep things under control with a workload like that? I have heard that JK is mostly for playtime and to get the kids to learn to socialize but there should also be structure where the kids are doing the same thing at the same time, not everyone running wild. I really think that lots of kids are too young to go to school all day, some are only 3 years old when they start JK. Just curious, how many teachers do they have for that amount of kids?
Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:13 PM
I think it is more play based learning. But I know dd does crafts and sings songs. She doesn't come out and tell me, but I hear here rattle off numbers and letters. I see her mimick teacher stuff- like reading to the class and following along. I hear her singing the songs.
I personally would be looking at another school- but that's just my opinion.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:33 PM
My dd had 20 children in her class in JK. She bonded with the teacher on day one, went every other day and was a content and well adjusted child. We did realize by October we needed to back up bedtime a bit and that helped with the grumpies. SK was a different story. She was sick all the time and did not want to go. She never gelled with the teacher or ECE and there was 29 kids in the class. If I had to re-do it, I would probably only have sent her half time even though it was full day learning.
I would suggest finding a smaller class size. Or pulling her from JK and find a smaller classs size that is every other day for SK.
My girls have never been big on telling me much about school. I have had to do little things- like ask her to tell me one child's name the next day.. or see if anyone has pony tails like her, or tell me if anyone else had a granola bar etc.. those small questions got a little bit out of them.
We have only lost one hooded sweatshirt in all our years in school. My dd is in grade 7. We have had holes in knees but no paint stains at all. Perhaps you could send in a clear dish soap and ask if the teacher could mix it in with the powder paint to help with stains? I do that here in my daycare and only the brown still stains (I use it VERY rarely and strip clothes lol). That many lost items would have me asking questions.
I would request a meeting with the teacher. Meet the teacher night can be set up differently at different schools but most times you either get 5-10 minutes and they are running very late or you meet the teacher in the room with 5 other families and the teacher is a centre that you stop at (child led conferences). If you are upset, I would go in NOW, in a private meeting or phone call and talk to the teacher and not wait for 3-4 more weeks.
Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:56 PM
Sofie has 22 students in her class with 1 to 2 EAs plus a co-op student. 40 with only 1 teacher and 1 EA is crazy to me.
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:53 PM
I wouldn't be concerned about dirty/messy clothes, but I would be concerned about the class size and the regression in behavior. Unfortunately, even if they are following ratios of children:teachers, it sounds like because it is open concept that there are way too many children in the room for proper learning and supervision to take place.
If it was my child, I would pull them. It'd be different if she said she loved school, but it sounds like her behavior and her learning are moving backwards and even if you talk with the teachers, if there are 150+ children in one room, even if there are 5-7 teachers and ECEs that is still A LOT of children for one room.