My daughter entered Kindergarten and I thought it would be a place she’d be learning to read, write, add, subtract, and whatever they do in Kindergarten. First, she already knew how to write. She was decent with reading, obviously not where she should be, but hey, I’m not a teacher!
Now, for the most part, she’s been doing well in all areas. I feel the teacher has connected with Little Miss, and has a way with her that few people have with my daughter. HOWEVER, I’m not so sure I’m loving the choices being made in the classroom. WHY you ask? Let me tell you……
Over the last few weeks, my daughter has been a bit difficult at home. I’ve taught her right from wrong, how to behave appropriately, what words are “okay” and what words are certainly NOT OKAY. However, for the last month, she’s been coming home and doing all the things I’ve already taught her for five years are not appropriate. I couldn’t understand what was going on with my Little Miss. Calling her brother stupid was unacceptable, and then turning around and doing things I have told her she is not to do, and then hiding it from me…….not something that goes over well in this house.
Well, I found my answers my friends! Apparently, my daughter’s teacher has been reading the Junie B. Jones books in class. Yes, my kindergartener is being read stories with titles like Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus and Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth. Yup. Right there, in her own class, she’s being read books that GLORIFY being bad, not listening to your parents, and saying words no five-year-old should be saying.
Whatever happened to The Babysitter’s Club series? Sure, it’s a little old for the kids, but at least the books weren’t teaching me how to “be a brat”, or in the case of Junie B. Jones, sassy. I have to say, I’m not impressed with this current book selection. Not for a Kindergarten class.