Thread: kindergarten in South Walton
07-27-2011, 01:16 PM #1
kindergarten in South Walton
I've lost the battle to keep my 5 year old home one more year so she'll be starting kindergarten next month. I'd like to know from others what i can expect to expect from Butler. Anything, and I mean anything shared is appreciated. pm if you don't want to share on the board. Thanks!
07-27-2011, 10:24 PM #2
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- SoWal, FL
07-28-2011, 06:27 AM #3
Thanks Teresa. It's just that i've been on this board since before i had babies and the schools have been a hot topic over the years. I'm scared.... I guess that's what it all boils down to. I really wanted to homeschool, but she has her heart set on the school experience....the bus, the bookbag, the lunch bag, and all that goes with it. She's a social butterfly so the new friends are really what school is about for her at this point. I'm just not as ready as she is.
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07-28-2011, 10:04 AM #4
SSB - it's been several years since I have had a Kindergartener at Butler, but still have one child at the school. The k-teachers that mine had have moved out of the area - we did love them though. From what I have heard from other parents the Kindergarten teachers that are on staff now are amazing! I haven't heard one bad thing about any of them. I have my personal favorites only because I've been able to talk with them outside of the classrooms on a friendly level instead of a parent/teacher relationship... I'd be very happy with any one of them being my child's teacher.
08-05-2011, 08:59 AM #5
My son is entering the 3rd grade at Butler. His birthday is in August so when he was 4 we had a decision to make. Do we make him the youngest kid in Kindergarten this year or the oldest kid next year?
I was for waiting a year. He had speech delay so he was behind where most kindergartners would be starting. And my thought was I don't want him to be the smallest kid in class, smallest in sports all his life- especially with his speech. His mom didn't want to wait. But despite our disagreement I went along with sending him to Butler's PreK Summer Program.
I was blown away. They really took him under their wing recognizing his strengths and weaknesses. They taught him so much. They even had him working with a speech therapist. They were WONDERFUL.
Summer ended and the same week he turned 5 he was officially a Kindergartner. In insight- my son's mom was right all along and I am glad we started him when we did.
And I am grateful for the folks at Butler who did and continue to do such a great job.
My only complaint 3 years later about the school is that I don't agree with the volume and type of homework they assign. I find it unnecessary at such an early age.
As long as you are ok with the inevitable-
your kid will fall down and you will receive a call from the nurse. Your kid will have an accident in his/her pants and you will need to come get them out of the bathroom. Your kid will have some other kid be mean to them once in a while. Your kid will be mean to some other kid once in a while, etc. etc.
Well, then you have nothing to be afraid of!
08-05-2011, 12:49 PM #6
Thanks Geo and M2kids, We just got back from the 'sneak peek'. I think she'll be just fine. I'm the one with the problems..lol!
Her little sister and I are REALLY going to miss her though. : (
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