Of course it was my kid. In her first 5 days of Lower-K she has...
Managed to stump the teachers (who all have degrees, many of them Masters degrees) by asking if space and time go on forever or if they have a beginning and end point. Among other questions that they can't answer and have admitted to me they go home and google.
impressed and irritated the teachers by already knowing how to read and
write. They're trying to teach the letters to these kids and she's
bored, so she keeps asking them for books and stuff to read. I'm trying
to get her to understand, but she's never been in a classroom/collective
environment before and doesn't understnad why she can't move at her own
pace like she does at home.
Instigated other children to lock bathroom doors then crawl out under the stalls (WHY?!?!).
Gotten herself in a unique position with the teachers of being both dreaded and favored, for her constant questioning and... erm... "precocious" nature.
Unwittingly exposed other children to the concept of sex, by pointing out the class pets (hamsters, MALE hamsters too!) having a round of live Discovery Channel in their cage.
Warranted a meeting with her teachers and me about where she really belongs in the school.
And gotten herself sent to the first grade classroom with her cousin for half the day. She's going to start in the Lower K room and then move to first grade during the second half of the day. I'm not sure whether it was because she exhausted her teachers in LK or because they genuinely think she'd be happier there where at least they read and are writing a little bit.
UPDATE: She had her first half day in 1st grade yesterday, and it went well. The teacher said she got on well with the other kids socially, and is academically ready. We're finishing out the week on the half-day, and if the 1st grade teacher is still giving positive evaluations of her, she'll go there full time starting next Mon. She's still loving school and liked it better yesterday than all last week, since they're doing stuff somewhat more on her level, and the teacher is more willing to give her alternate work, whereas the LK room just couldn't.