I remember being in kindergarten and really enjoying it... it was mostly play, and even the learning parts were fun! But my oldest niece and nephew were both in kindergarten 9 years ago, and it was already starting to be really structured and academic focused. They only had 15 minutes at the end of the day to play! Now I am studying education, and I observed in a kindergarten class where it was just ALL academic! These kids were reading, writing and doing math ALL day long. No art, no recess, no free playing, no show 'n' tell... they didn't even get to choose their own BOOKS to read, it had to be text books! The teacher said the principal had come and removed all of the toys from the room because of NCLB, the kids have to be really cracking down on academics. In fact, the teacher hid her puzzles and playdough just so she could use them from time to time with the kids! This is a public school, not some sort of super rigid private school.
IF your kids are in kindergarten, or recently were, was it like this?
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