Written on 25 July 2014, 08:52pm
What do you expect from a 5-years old going in kindergarten? Know the letters, the numbers, count to 10? Write something? Listen to the teacher?
Well, these are important, but he will learn them, eventually…
Here’s what I think it’s more important:
- communicate with others
- be a sociable person
- develop the curiosity to explore things
- laugh to any little thing
Here’s an additional wishlist found by another parent – Philip Kovacs, in an Open letter to my son’s kindergarten teacher:
- a little kinder, a little more courageous, and a little more compassionate.
- perseverance, impulse control, resiliency, and how to think about thinking.
I believe these skills and capacities will get him far in life, regardless of how good he is at trigonometry later.
- Most importantly, I need him to leave your classroom loving to learn.