Any ideas on how to get your child ready, education wise, for kindergarten?
My son is four years old. I have been trying to teach him his abcs, colors, and numbers. He is having a hard time with it. Also we r having a hard time with potty training. My two year old daughter is having no problem with any of those things, except the potty training which is apparently normal for that age says their pediatrician. I tried to enroll my son in preschool but we can't afford it, and our "household" makes to much money for us to get assistance. So I just need ideas on how to get him ready for kindergarten, so he doesnt have trouble and fall behind. I just want to give him the best future possible!I have concerns about my daughter's kindergarten education?
My daughter will be 6 years old on April 27th. She was born at 24 weeks gestations and weighed 1 lb 7 ozs. She had occupational therapy, etc, and was deemed to be in perfect health with no deficiencies. She is in kindergarten and seems to be having problems. I have a parent teacher conference 1/10/12, and would like some help in questions to ask. Each week the teacher sends homework packets home on Monday and they give instructions for the entire week. A typical week would be write spelling words (9) 3 times, make patterns with quarters, dimes and nickels and read the sight word list. The next night is similar. We'll go over the words with her and she knows them but when she takes her test she misses 7 or 8 out of 9. When they first started spelling tests two months ago she would get perfect scores, so I feel she can do the work. The teacher says she has problems following two part directions, does messy work and rushes through her papers. I know all of these are true statements. What I've implemented at home is that she does her homework as soon as she gets home, we practice spelling words in the car to and from school (as well as at home) and when she brings her school work home I make her redo whichever ones she missed. I, of course, go over that with her. What I find is that she knows it, but simply isn't doing it at school. I can see her attention drifting immediately when she gets bored and when I give her instructions she only follows part of them. For instance, today I told her to complete parts 3, 4 and 5 and come to me with them when she is finished. She completed part 3 and brought it to me. So what I see on worksheets is that if the instructions say color the one that is different and circle the word, she only colors the picture. The only other thing I've noticed is that she tends to write her numbers backwards sometimes, particularly 3, 5 and 6's. I wrote the numbers 1 to 10 at the top of a paper and told her to copy them. She asked me if I wrote my 5 backwards. I would really appreciate any experience being shared with me. What types of things should I depend on the teacher for and ask her and what should I be doing differently? Do you think we should be concerned with a learning deficiency of some type? Advice - please. Thanks,How to make my nephew pass kindergarden hes far behind PLEASE HELP 10 points?
He doesn't know alot from the first semester so he moved in with us. He doesn't kow alot of the alphabet .and counting to 100. How can I catch him up???? He has to pass he'd be 7 and the oldest in kindergarden he is 6 now august 30th is his Bday anyway hes far behind how to teach him? And how do i teach him his sight words? im 13 btw a girlOak Meadow?
I was wondering if anyone else has used Oak Meadow, particularly for 1st grade. I am looking for a curriculum for next year, the one we picked for this year is boring and I want to be sure that this curriculum will be interesting. Any helpful info would be greatly appreciated, thank you! Mammi- Thank you so much for your information. I have a friend who teaches at a local college and Oak Meadow is what she home schools her kiddos with, but I wanted to hear other opinions as well. She used Saxon Math with her kiddos, but Saxon just doesn't appeal to me. I looked up Singapore Math and I love it! I definitely know what our curriculum will be for next year now! The math with OM just seemed to basic, my daughter is learning most of that now or already knows it and I don't want her to get bored or frustrated. After all, learning is supposed to be fun!Wife wants to homeschool our preschooler?
NOTE: I do NOT have a problem with homeschooling, or the fact that she wants to homeschool our son. At this point, he's not even old enough for formal schooling. My son Joseph is 3. My wife is a stay at home mom and she has decided that she wants to teach him herself for preschool. I have to work, so it would just be my wife and Joseph. She's getting really into it, drawing up lesson plans and stuff. There is an example of one at the bottom of the question. She will be assigning him "homework" as well - which he would complete outside the lesson times with her help. Honestly, it seems really intense for preschool for me. It's a full day of classes, which would mostly entail him sitting at the table and listening to my wife/doing worksheets. There's no space or time for him to play or take a nap. It's all very rigid. I want my son to get a good education, which is why I want him to learn to enjoy learning - I went to an Ivy League and I noticed a big difference performance-wise between the kids who were honestly curious and loved to learn and the kids who just wanted a fancy degree and didn't give a rat's *** about what they were studying - not to mention that I want him to be happy. In short, it would be a damn shame if he's burned out by the time he starts kindergarten. What do you think we should do? Personally, I would feel a lot better if it were more along the lines of "reading time, free play time, art time, play games outside, lunch time, nap time, go to the library/zoo/farm, etc." Here's the sample lesson plan: 8:00 - Reading (The Giving Tree). Read once to him, once together, once by himself. 8:30 - Math - practice writing numbers 0-9 9:00 - Social studies - learn the following words: continent, country, ocean, north, south, east, west 9:30 - Physical Education - have him practice catching and throwing ball 10:00 - writing: practice writing the following words 10 times each: boy, cat, man, dog, toy, bed 10:30 - computer time - 30 minutes of Jumpstart preschool 11 - art - practice cutting out shapes along dotted lines (circle, square, triangle, heart, star) 11:30 - science - learn the names of the planets 12 - music - learn "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on piano (right hand only) 12:30 - lunch time 1 - French - use tapes 1:30 - Language Arts - using pronouns (e.g. "I am happy" not "me happy") It's not that I don't think he should learn how to read - in fact, we have already started working on it. I just don't think 3 year olds are develomentally at the point where a schedule like that is needed - I mean, for Christ's sake, language arts is on there.