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Wow the DIFFERENCE!!

Anonymous
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My friend and I both have kids going into Kinder this year. They each had a packet of homework to do. The differences between the schools expectations are amazing.

Her kid: a page of sight words, about 30, to know by the end of the year. This month write his ABCs and recognize them. Be able to count to 30 by the end of the year.

My kid: 10 new sight words every two weeks, four poems to memorize every week, a list of "non-sense" words to practice reading every month, and recognize to a thousand the numbers by the end of the year. They need to know their ABCs and basic numbers already.

It just amazes me the differences in the stuff. They haven't even done the placement tests for my child, yet! He just has basic homework right now.
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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What the heck does a kindergarten kid need with four poems a week??
cateringtomel
by Anna_Elijah on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM
I think it also depends on the school according to test scores and all that.
The higher the test score the more they expect from the child
And the lower the test scores the less they expect and take it slow
L202M
by on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM

I remember when I was in 4th grade (a long time ago) We moved from one house to another house in the same town, but different schools.  In the first school, we had just been up to learning the multiplication tables and in the second school, they were already past memorizing them.  It really screwed me up.

baquick
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:35 PM
Holy cow. That's really different. Yikes
baquick
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:35 PM
That's what I was wondering! Earliest I remember doing poems is like 2nd or 3rd grade.

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

What the heck does a kindergarten kid need with four poems a week??

TaralynnStewart
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:37 PM
Her seems more like pre K.
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