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Starting kindergarten Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49455 posts
9th Feb '13

I just found out that the registration for kindergarten just started. I almost feel like Anya is not ready for it yet, I am going to make an appt to take to her pediatrician about it. Here they have Jr-kindergarten and Sr-kindergarten, if she would be held back, would she have to start at JK or could she start at SK? This is something I am going to ask her doctor too, but I was just wondering.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10434 posts
9th Feb '13

I didn't go to JK because I was too "advanced", I got really bored....... I went straight to SK when I turned 5

D+M+C Due February 10 (girl); 1 child; British Columbia 325 posts
9th Feb '13

how old will she be when she starts

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49455 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting D+M+C:" how old will she be when she starts"

she turns 4 in May, but she was premature, and she is a little behind in other things, like she starts speech therapy soon

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
9th Feb '13

Is preschool an option

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
9th Feb '13

Honestly- after reading what you said just now- I'd keep her and decide where she should go next year. My son will be 6 when he starts kinder. (He's been in preschool)

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
9th Feb '13

If you don't feel like she's ready, wait. My ex wouldn't listen when they said my twins weren't ready. We dont' have 2 different kindergartens here. At the end of kindergarten, they again said they were not ready for 1st grade. We had them repeat kindergarten. they needed another year to mature. Now they are in 2nd grade, reading on 5-6 grade levels. They just weren't ready. waiting a year was the right answer for them.. but by making them repeat, and watching all their friends move on.. it was hard on them. My son still says.. "I'm in 2nd, but supposed to be in 3rd".. when really most of the kids in his grade are his age.

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
9th Feb '13
Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49455 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys}:" Is preschool an option"

I think thats what JK is

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Life is a Highway ♫:" I'd still send her and see how she goes, if she's struggling you could always pull her out :) You never know kindergarten might help improve those things? "


that does a number on a child psychologically. Instead of waiting.. when you pull them out. or hold them back... they feel not good enough.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
9th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" that does a number on a child psychologically. Instead of waiting.. when you pull them out. or hold them back... they feel not good enough."</blockquote>




This!

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42502 posts
9th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Taryn - Anya's mommy:</b>" I think thats what JK is"</blockquote>




Jk sounds like pre k more than preschool. Here most day cares have a pre school curriculum. The sucky part is Peyton is ready but it's income based here so we make too much.