Ophelia wrote:elliemaejune wrote:
OIC. Well, then, wouldn't he be in first grade, not kindergarten? Just wondering.
He was a "young" 5 when school started. His birthday is in May. School started in August. We had just completed a 1500 mile move where his life was turned completely upside down. He didn't know his address or his phone number. He was still confused about what state he lived in due to the move. Daddy was also spending less time at home (he used to work from home) and this had a BIG impact on the children.
After consulting the Public School and a teacher there, she said that he didn't sound ready for Kindergarten nor was he obligated to start yet.
So he's had a late start on "officially" schooling, but really we started working with the kids at age 3. He's ahead in some areas and a bit behind in others. I am confident it will all work out in time.
Huh. I would never have described a child with a May birthday as being "young." I say this as someone with two children born in May
Yes, it will all work out eventually.
I don't see a need to keep a portfolio for a kindergarten aged child. I might keep a few samples of things for posterity, but nothing so official as a portfolio.