Questions from a First Time Kindergarten Mom
Okay, this is a lot so I am going to try to be as short as possible and summarize all of my concerns.
1. Is it normal for a usually outgoing kid to only make one friend on the first day? (Last year in pre-school on the first day he mentioned six friends by name and this year only has one he refers to as a friend and doesn’t know anyone else’s name. )
2. Cursive writing? The school curriculum mentioned cursive writing will be learned during the second semester of school and they use a specific handwriting method, which must be mastered in the most basic state or the child will receive a lesser grade. (My son writes so you can see what it is but, it is nowhere near the level of neatness illustrated in the book)
Over the summer, we worked on writing, ABCs, numbers, and things like that. I also have a kindergarten workbook that I use with him (even that seems basic compared to what they will be learning this year besides learning tallying and roman numbers, which was in the book). I am concerned that my kid might be behind now.
What were your kid’s kindergartens experiences like? I feel like I have a lot of work to do at home. We always do educational stuff, but I feel like I need to put it on turbo speed or something.