Kindergarten It's amazing (I'm33) how much I remember from that year. I went to a very small school with around less thann 100 students. It is still in the disctrict and whenever there are budget cuts, they talk of shutting it down. It was just a (k-2). When my daughter was getting ready to start kindergarten (we live in the same distrcit), we toured that school. I really wanted her to go their, but we couldn't work out transportation. We woul dahve had to drive her back and fourth each day. I knew from tht point on that I wanted to be a teacher.: The one thing that I'm noticing with all these post, and I am old (33), so times have changed. Most kindergarten is half day. In most cases kids went home, or to a grandparents or something. I stayed with my dad for kindergarten, and then got off the bus at my grandparents house. I always spent vacations and summers there. What did working parents do back in the 70's-80's before afterschool programs became big.