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Old 26.08.2011, 09:59
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Re: First day of school for a 4yr old, in CH

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Still, we've seen that there are five types of children:
1) the cryers - they'll be crying for the whole year
2) the 1-week cryers - they'll be fine after the first week
3) the 2-week cryers - fine the first week, cry the second, then fine
4) Meh/no cryers - what's all the fuss about? I get to play with my friends 5 mornings a week...
What's 5) then?
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Old 26.08.2011, 10:44
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In our kindergarten they pair them up too (do they do this everywhere in CH?)
Nope. Our son is in the older part of the class this year and they wear a necklace with a Chnopfli on it (a button? I wasn't sure what he meant myself) so the little ones can see who they can ask for help if they need it.

And my little girl went to nursery for the first time today. At two and a half she appears to be in group 4 - bye darling; yeah yeah Mummy, tschüss, off you go. *sigh*
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Old 26.08.2011, 11:12
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Re: First day of school for a 4yr old, in CH

My son started kindergarten this week too, and yesterday at the dinner table he was all proud to tell us that he too had a long day of work, like Mommy and daddy
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Re: First day of school for a 4yr old, in CH

Tomorrow my middle child will start school. Big Kids school, with reading, riting, rithmatic and homework.

Its a happy and sad time. They grow up so fast.

Drivers (including cyclists), please take care on the roads, and look out for those younger ones who don't concentrate full when crossing roads.
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Re: First day of school for a 4yr old, in CH

My little one starts kindergarden on Tuesday. I am nervous about him crossing the roads and walking alone to and fro. Can parents accompany kids at least for the first week? Can we meet the teacher at least on the first day to handover the things (finches, apron etc)? I did meet the teacher once in June but never asked if i could meet her again
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My little one starts kindergarden on Tuesday. I am nervous about him crossing the roads and walking alone to and fro. Can parents accompany kids at least for the first week? Can we meet the teacher at least on the first day to handover the things (finches, apron etc)? I did meet the teacher once in June but never asked if i could meet her again
Yes, all of that is fine. When my son started last year the parents went in for the first morning. Many parents at our school escort the little ones there because the school is on a busy road and there have been a couple of accidents and a whole host of near misses.

To be fair, even if someone did say something to me about walking my son to school I'd just smile politely and carry on as I was. It would be me picking up the pieces for a lifetime if my son was hit by a car, not them.

When I'm happy he's not going to go galloping out without thinking in front of a passing tram if he sees his mates on the other side of the road, I will let him go on his own. That's my decision, not the teacher's or any of the other parents'.
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Re: First day of school for a 4yr old, in CH

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To be fair, even if someone did say something to me about walking my son to school I'd just smile politely and carry on as I was. It would be me picking up the pieces for a lifetime if my son was hit by a car, not them.

When I'm happy he's not going to go galloping out without thinking in front of a passing tram if he sees his mates on the other side of the road, I will let him go on his own. That's my decision, not the teacher's or any of the other parents'.
I completely agree! The kindergarden is right around the corner of our house and there is no main road to cross - just a side road which is not a busy one at all. I think i will also walk him to the kindergarden until i am sure he is able to manage on his own.

Thanks for giving me that confidence that i can do so without offending the school teacher It is indeed good to know what other parents think/do.
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Re: First day of school for a 4yr old, in CH

At our kindergarten, the teachers "allow" the parents to walk the children until the October holidays. Then they encourage independence for the children, and it becomes a "milestone" that their maturity is measured by.

But as Sandgrounder says, you know your child best, and will be the final one picking up the pieces after a zebra crossing gone wrong. Each child/person is different.

Some parents are still accompanying the kids, well into their second year of kindergarten.
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Re: First day of school for a 4yr old, in CH

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The new kids who had previously been in daycare seemed to take it all in their stride.
This isn't my experience with kids 0-4, but maybe it's different for older ones....depends on whether their previous experience has been positive, and how much preparation the parents have put in to the transition, and whether there are lots of other chaotic things happening around the family at the same time...

As for the walking part. Teachers are perfectly happy for parents to be walking their kids to/from school. What the object to is kids being driven in cars, and some schools have 'no scooter/skateboard' policies...
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This isn't my experience with kids 0-4, but maybe it's different for older ones....depends on whether their previous experience has been positive, and how much preparation the parents have put in to the transition, and whether there are lots of other chaotic things happening around the family at the same time...
Well, I was referring to kindergarten-aged kids, not nursery ones. Obviously kids who have experienced some kind of upset in the family are going to react differently but they will probably react differently to many different situations, not just first day of Kindergarten.

From what I saw of the kids in my son's class (of which I can only assume none had had a traumatic experience in their early years ), the ones who had been to nursery beforehand adapted to the new environment very quickly.

A couple of the others were extremely distressed by the new environment for at least the first couple of weeks. Happy to report that one year on, they are all fine and dandy no matter if they went to nursery before kindergarten or not.

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