Jr. Kindergarten OR Kindergarten
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|Wed, 04-07-2010 - 7:35pm|
Hi All, I’ve been really stressing over this decision about my Son and was hoping to get some opinions.
My son will be 5 this September. He has never been in school or any daycare settings. He has not been exposed to any school setting at all except for his martial arts class. My son is tall for his age (most people think he’s close to 6 years old;he���s much bigger then kids his own age), but socially shy around new kids. He does not initiate play, but he plays very well with others (shares, takes turns, courteous and keeps his hands to himself). He has a very healthy and active imagination.
Academically from what I’ve researched and inquired from teachers, he knows all that he should know by start of Kindergarten so I’m not concerned in that area. He is able to feed himself, washes his hands without being asked, can get dressed and put on his shoes without assistance. He cleans up his toys without being asked and can hold a pencil correctly and use real scissors without assistance, cutting in a straight line. He can write his own name, first & last, and recognizes it by glance or someone spelling it out. He knows his address and phone number.
Since he’s never been in school (preschool or otherwise) should I send him to a Jr. Kindergarten program first and start him in Kinder at 6 years old even though he’s capable of all I’ve written above? Is it wise to give him some exposure first going 3 days a week in Jr.K?