Quoting GwenMB: http://truthabouteducation.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/the-disturbing-transformation-of-kindergarten/
Eh my kids went to daycare and preschool to play/socialize. Once they hit elementary I wanted it to be academically focused. What's really amusing about articles, like this one, is that the change in what's expected for kindergarteners all came from parents pushing for it. LOL
I sent my kids to preschool/K4 just to get used to socializing with others and get used to having someone else but me lead them.
My boys were beyond ready to learn reading and math in kindergarten. They would have been bored out of their minds if kindergarten was all about playing, socializing, learning letters, numbers, and colors. That is what was covered in preschool and they were bored to death.
The kindergarten standards in Common Core are very basic and totally developmentally appropriate. They were just posted in this group about a week ago.
I was with the article until it got to the Common Core part. None of that is true. In fact, thanks to CC my son's classroom is more interactive and student led than it would have been a couple of years ago.
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