A to Z Teacher Stuff ~ Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Themes, Tips, Printables, and more
Go Back   A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums > TeacherChat Forums > Grade Specific Forums > Kindergarten

Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2009, 07:34 PM
starbucks's Avatar
starbucks starbucks is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 445
Kindergarten Teacher
5 by Sept. 1st. I can't even imagine a December cut off - Wow!
Reply With Quote

Old 09-23-2009, 09:00 PM
zoey'smom's Avatar
zoey'smom zoey'smom is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 548
5 by Sept. 1st.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 04:26 AM
MrsC's Avatar
MrsC MrsC is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 11,892
Ontario, Canada
Grade 7
Our cut-off is Dec. 31st as well. Some of our entering JKs are only 3!
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop

Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 05:46 AM
Kindergarten31's Avatar
Kindergarten31 Kindergarten31 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 500
Kindergarten Teacher
5 on or before September 1st. We do begin school in mid-August, so often begin with 4 year olds. We also used to have early entrance testing, but wisely our district did away with that.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 07:23 AM
DrivingPigeon's Avatar
DrivingPigeon DrivingPigeon is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,176
2nd Grade Teacher
5 by September 1st

They cannot start kindergarten as a 4-year-old
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 08:20 AM
GoehringTeaches's Avatar
GoehringTeaches GoehringTeaches is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 311
Kindergarten Teacher
Our cutoff is 5 by September 1st. I had one last year whose birthday was September 1st. Her mom knew that she would be at a disadvantage because of her age and she never stopped working with her. She's now in first and reading almost at a 2nd grade level. We have been lobbying our state senate to change the cutoff date to summer sometime. If we were to pull records, I guarantee over 60% have a birthday near the cutoff date and were retained.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 10:08 AM
mom2ohc's Avatar
mom2ohc mom2ohc is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 975
Northern New Jersey
On a mission for fairness
5 by October 15th
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 04:25 PM
Mommateach Mommateach is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 74
In our state the kids have to be 5 before September 1st. The school year also begins on the 1st of September (unless it's Labor Day or a weekend, of course).

In my daughter's kindergarten class there was a girl who celebrated her 5th birthday today. My daughter said the teachers were surprised because they thought she was going to turn 6. My daughter said the girl's mother told the teachers that the girl was only 5. This is all coming from my 5 y.o. daughter, so who knows what the whole story is. I wonder what will happen though. Will the school tell the mom and the girl that she isn't allowed to be there?
This particular school district does have 4 y.o. public preschool. I'm pretty sure the district has a special provision about 4 y.o. who can pass a certain test for early entrance into kindergarten early. I'm guessing that's fairly rare though.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 04:40 PM
Emily Bronte's Avatar
Emily Bronte Emily Bronte is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,254
Special Education Teacher
5 on or before Sept. 1 in MN
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 05:11 PM
tracykaliski's Avatar
tracykaliski tracykaliski is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,927
A little off center
Montessori & Orton Gillingham tutor
I'm surprised at how many states have a December 1st cutoff!!
Reply With Quote

cutoff, date, kindergarten

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:21 PM.

Copyright © 1997-2010 A to Z Teacher Stuff, L.L.C.  All Rights Reserved.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.
Questions, comments, and suggestions: Contact Us
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.