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by Sarah (acadecian)
at March 20th, 2010 (04:49 am)

Anybody still around?

Anyways, I was wondering what you all are doing with your September babies as far as school goes.

Here in Omaha, the cut-off for kindergarten is October 15. So Zoe will be able to start this year. We've done her paperwork, but we're still up in the air as far as starting her now, or waiting until next year.

I thought this would be a good place to ask since we all have fall babies and may be in similar situations. Any and all input is greatly appreciated.


Posted by: Mama x 4 (jodirenee)
Posted at: March 20th, 2010 10:01 am (UTC)

I'm here!

My husband and I do not feel comfortable sending a 4, young 5 to K. That is just us. It's too young esp for a boy in our opinion. I've talked to a lot of teachers and most say it's best to wait esp if the birthday is after June and the child is a male. Ty was evaluated at Round Up and at his preschool, and the recommendation is Kindy for him based on academics and even socially, but we're just not feeling that, I'm not comfortable with it. So he is doing DK (Developmental K, young 5s). We are going to re-evaluate at winter break and conferences to see if he may need to be moved up. I've been teaching him at home so I am going to continue to do that to keep him learning new things.

I guess my opinion is that it can't hurt to wait. They have 12 years of full schooling ahead of them and then college too.

Posted by: Rєηєє (hopeless)
Posted at: March 20th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)

Can I just say, I read your profile and I bow down to you, breastfeeding goddess!

Posted by: Mama x 4 (jodirenee)
Posted at: March 20th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)

Oh thank you!!! <3 You are sweet. I can't believe it's been almost 5 years for me! How are things going with your baby boy?

Posted by: Bublik 64 (bublik64)
Posted at: March 20th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)

In our town the cut-off is Oct. 1st, so Ali is going to squeak through that one. Surrounding towns are mostly in August/September so it was a big bonus when we chose where to buy the house. We're definitely starting her ASAP - daycare costs are insane in MA.

Posted by: R (aftondays)
Posted at: March 20th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)

We're planning to homeschool. So far we're not using any curriculum or having a set time for school, but probably pretty soon we will.

Posted by: Mom to Four Boys (dreamsgoneawry)
Posted at: March 20th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)

Our cut off is August 31st, so Ryan misses it by 2 weeks. He'll start school in 2011, along with his brother, who is 9 months younger. They will definitely be in two seperate classrooms though as they really feed off each other and can make a teacher go crazy. LOL

Depends though if we move this summer or not. I could always come down on orders (or my husband) and we'd have to reevaluate it all over again.

Posted by: paixmaker (paixmaker)
Posted at: March 20th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)

Sophie's starting a charter school that is 8-12 Tuesday through Thursday, homeschooled for the rest of the time. For us, it is thebest of both worlds; the teacher:child ratio is 8:1, and she'll be working at her own academic level, not at the lowest level of a class of 30 or whatever.

The negatives for us is that there is no recess time because it is only 8-12, so we are planning on lots of playground visits in addition to her extra curricularslike swimming/dance class whatever.

Posted by: Rєηєє (hopeless)
Posted at: March 20th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)

I'm here, too :)

We're doing level 1 kinder this year, we were given the option to advance Ria but after a week long trial, we decided to keep her back. Ria is very bright, she passed the assessment but the older kids knew she was different and she felt bullied. At four, it wasn't worth it to us to have her pushed into an environment where she wasn't happy.

Posted by: Ginni (tommysgirl2477)
Posted at: March 30th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)

Wow I can't believe how big all our babies have gotten. Aiden will start school in September. He is def ready to go but I don't know if I am ready to now have him here with me all day.

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