Saturday, February 05, 2011

Kindergarten Curriculum, c. 2010

I have very few memories of Kindergarten. I'm pretty sure we spent the whole year learning our letters, though.

Dee, on the other hand, has cruised through the curriculum they want Kindergartners to complete, and has kept right on going. This is the sheet they sent home this week with words for her to be able to read.

Cirrus!? Really? I have a degree from Stanford AND a PhD and I had to look it up. (I did think it had something to do with clouds, and it turns out I was right, so Mom, Dad... that $120,000 wasn't completely wasted.)

They also have her spelling the phonics words now as well. I will say, for a state with a budget crisis that has pretty much eliminated money for gifted education, her teacher is doing a good job keeping her busy with 32 kids in the room and limited resources. Today, driving home in the car near sunset: "Mom! Look at those cirrus clouds!"


Yo-yo Mama said...

I guess if they should be able to spell circus, why not cirrus, right?


My son's 3rd grade math gives me migraines and makes me feel very stupid. I can come up with the answer, but the terminology?Throws me off.

Michele said...

I feel your pain, you know. Reminds me of YOU at that age.

MrsSpock said...

Wow, that looks like more than they gave me in kindergarten! They don't start gifted classes in our school district until 3rd grade, but I feel lucky they haven't cut it yet.

Jennie said...

I recall workbooks for each letter of the alphabet in Kindergarten... that was it. You're in so much trouble!