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Homework in the Morning

Our first-grader* has homework.  Lots of real homework.  Like 10-20 or more minutes of homework a day, plus reading.  This, I was not prepared for.  Personally, I ascribe to the philosophy ( 719 more words


Academic Redshirting Thoughts

A friend of mine suggested I look at redshirting and share some thoughts.  When I say redshirting here, I am referring to the practice of delaying kindergarten by a year for a child when the birthday is ‘near’ the state cutoff day.  707 more words


To redshirt or Not?

Even though Gobby is only three and Drew is about to turn one, I’m already contemplating them starting school. There a quite a few reasons why I feel that they should be redshirted. 504 more words


Redshirting my kid won't ruin his life

Our son turned five this June and didn’t go to Kindergarten this September. We plan to have him start next year, when he turns six. My husband’s an elementary school principal and I’m a teacher; we planned our course of action carefully and with a pretty good understanding of what school is like. 990 more words


Worries from the Land of Forced Redshirting

Our oldest child is starting kindergarten today.  We are super excited for her.  We are also completely conflicted about it.  And not (just) because she’s growing up so fast. 1,001 more words


Redshirting: How do you know your child is ready for kindergarten?

What was a standard practice in college sports has now become synonymous with the first academic decision many parents have to make for their child…REDSHIRTING. 581 more words

Denise LaRosa's Mommy Diary

Getting nervous about next year

In November, Mike’s teacher said she would decide who would be promoted to first grade in May.

I cannot believe that this is next month. Where did the time go? 362 more words

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