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Kids are being expected to know more at every grade. When I was a kid, preschool was an option. Letters and counting were taught in kindergarten.steveangela1 said:OH yea, on the reg topic... .
My school loving son turned into a hating son today when he brought home once again homework, lol....
He is in 1st grade and his homework was a list of 12 spelling words, writing numbers, shapes, and 2 stories in his reading book he had to read out loud to me.
That seems like a lot for a 1st grader, I couldn't imagine what they are sending home on a high school level.
Now, preschool might as well be another required grade. A friend's kid nearly got kept out of kindergarten because he couldn't quite count high enough, and didn't know his letters well enough.
Another friend sends his kids to a daycare that's really a school in disguise starting at age 2. It used to be that this kind of thing was getting your kid a head start, now your kid is behind the curve if he/she isn't started in school this young.
Never lived in a dorm, but my wife (girlfriend at that point) did. Parts of it were cool, but parts absolutely blew (like her roommate's obsession with alcohol). The friends were awesome, but the drama sometimes was too much. We were both glad by the end of that year. She moved back home and commuted to school from that point on.Slug said:Dorm life is pretty cool. I never got much of it, my only regret probably.