March 3, 2020
As I picked up my kindergarten students from gym class today, the gym teacher said he thought my kids were about ready for middle school. I was confused by this, of course, and asked him to explain.
He said each time he gives a student a reminder, such as please don’t put your feet on the wall, three other students will hear the exchange and put their feet up...like a middle school student who likes to test boundaries.
I started thinking about this statement. It’s so true of this group of students. It literally happens Every. Single. Time. This crew is also very dramatic. There’s a lot of tattling, mother hen-ing (I think I just made that word up), and being bossy.
The question is why? Why does this group struggle so much more with these things than a typical kindergarten group?
I have no answer, but I’d love to hear your thoughts!!