You claim to have been born on December 29, 1956, Were you 4 years old when you were sent off to kindergarten? Did you enter the 1st grade at 5?
Back then about 1/3 of the kids who started kindergarten were not yet 5. I started kindergarten at age 4. My birthday was in the latter part of November. The cut-off was a birthday after the first of the year.
posted on 02/20/2010 8:02:23 PM PST
Thank you for chiming in. I was from “back then” as well. I was 5 when I entered kindergarten, I turned 6 in November. In my school we didn’t have any 4 year olds in kindergarten. My wife’s parents had to get a waiver signed by their doctor in order for her to enter kindergarten. She turned 5 in August. When our kids went to kindergarten they had to be tested if they turned 5 after June.
Different states have different requirements but I would be very interested where you get the statistic that “about 1/3 of the kids” entered kindergarten when they were 4 in 1961.
posted on 02/20/2010 8:36:41 PM PST
(Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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