My 5 year old is in La Petite pre-k. She missed the kindergarden cutoff but a couple months. She has always been very bright and ahead of the kids her own age intellectually and emotionally. As the gets older, this becomes more and more clear. We figured soon she will be in public school and she will be taught more or evaluated if needed to be to be bumped up. In the meantime, we will hang tight. She doesnt learn much of anything in the class, its not challenging, most teachers find her to ask too many questions, but now - her peers are rejecting her. She is bossy... thats true... I tried to talk and explain about taking turns and not telling friends what to do. I was trying to make it a learning experience... because I feel it IS a life learning experience. Her teach informed me this morning that she is being left out be peer a lot and she feels its because olivia is too far ahead of them and her play is too complex and that she gets frustrated when the kids dont keep up. From what I have seen going to play places and family friends... her ideal playmate is about age 8 or 9.
Ok... now here is my question.. is there anything I can do here to assist my struggling child. She no doubt needs to learn how to get along in difficult circumstances and its never ok to be bossy. The idea of making her continue until August makes me feel terrible. It has gotten to a point she doesn't even want to go to school. Then I thought... maybe a montessori! From the ones I have talked to the academics would be there... I even found they blend grade levels. When I called, they blend down. So it would be 2-5 year olds. I dont think that would help her at all.
Does anyone know something I dont??
Wife to Jared, Mother to Olivia Grace 10/11/2007 & Blaine Alexander 01/13/2012