Preschool troubles

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Preschool troubles
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 1:19pm

Mara moved into the four-year-old preschool class in the middle of August. Since then, every morning she says she doesn’t want to go to school. DH has been dropping her off and he says that she’s very clingy and this AM she actually cried when he dropped her off. It seems that things are getting worse rather than better. Her teachers say that the first week she was a little naughty-not listening, talking during lessons, etc…but nothing serious…and that after the first week she seemed to settle into the new routine and she stopped being disruptive. When I ask her about it she doesn’t have anything bad to say about school or the kids so I’m at a total loss at what to do or even say. I was hoping that this was just a transitional thing-a phase that would pass, but it doesn’t seem to be. Anyone have any ideas to get her excited about going back to school?


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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 3:51pm

Aparna has started just from today, so I will have better updates by next week. Some of the things that came to my mind, was she close to any of the younger children there that they didnt move along with her - Aparna likes 3-4 kids younger to her age and constantly talks about them, I know they are not moving with her to the JKG, so I am wondering if she will feel any different!! Is the routine any different - less play time,less nap time

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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 9:57am
Yeah, everything is different. Less time playing and more time learning. They still have the same amount of time to nap so that's good. And a lot of her friends moved at the same time-that's one thing they do is move groups of kids together so the transition is easier. But there are a lot of older kids too-4 and almost 5 year olds who missed the Kindergarten cutt-off. So she's one of the younger kids in class, since she won't be 4 till November. I've got a meeting set up her lead teacher (she's also the owner/director of the center too) on Friday night so hopefully we'll get something figured out!

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 4:37pm
Hm.. Logan is being transitioned from the early preschool room to the regular preschool room - and although I was told on Friday that he loved the room and they had a hard time getting back into the first room - he told me this morning that he doesn't like the room. I told him to tell his teacher that - and he said "But she just takes me into the room. I don't have a choice". :( Breaks my heart!!! I'm going to see how today goes (since we took yesterday off) and then talk to him about it more in depth. We didn't have a ton of time to discuss it today.

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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 9:08am

Poor Logan! Sometimes I think taking them back and forth between 2 rooms is more confusing for them. Of course they're going to prefer one room over the other-so why would they draw it out any longer than they need to? KWIM? I think Mara does better with change if it's fast-cold turkey. There's no confusion on expectations; it's just a new situation and adjustments need to be made. Now that assessments are over in the PS room for Mara she's doing really well! She no longer complains that she doesn't want to go to school. And she's so proud of everything that she's learning. :)

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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 4:26pm
agreed. I usually just talk to Logan about changes a few days (or weeks if its a big one) - and then it just happens. He seems to adjust very quickly because he knows what to expect. It drives me crazy that he's spending only part of his day in the other room. Maybe I'll talk to his teachers about it. I know he's supposed to be in the older room by the end of this month - which would be next week. I guess I'll see how he does in the mean time. He said he loved yesterday because he stayed in the younger kid room. "they didn't take me into the blue room". Sigh.

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Thu, 09-23-2010 - 8:53am
I'm constantly amazed at how well they adjust. I never give Mara enough credit! That's too bad about the other day...good thing he'll be full time next week. Give it a couple full weeks in his new room and he'll be loving it too!

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