I am sure most school have kindergartners change classes. The teacher should be supervising the students to and from the other rooms to make sure all students get there in a timely fashion and no fighting occurs.
For lunch, they usually try to keep the older students separate from the younger ones but lunchrooms are also supervised so everything runs smoothly.42930
Yes my son changes classes too. I was a little shocked. What was the most interesting to me was the meal times. In the morning everyone meets in the cafeteria until the homerooms or teachers names are called. The kindergartners have two tables to sit at and the rest of the cafeteria is for everyone else. The school goes up to 8th grade. They have a 4 digit number they must learn so that they can get breakfast and lunch. They eat with children that are in the 4th grade or higher, but they sit at their designated tables. The whole eating time for me is a problem.42931
At my child's school , the kindergartners thru fourth grade sit on the gym floor until the fifth thru the eight eat breakfast, the fourth and fifth eat with the kindergartners but they go first, so last pickings goes to the kindergartners , which sometime means they don't get milk with there dry cereal. So i am totally with you when it comes to having a problem with the eating schedule. I brought this up at the first PTA meeting and was told, that since the kindergartners are new they are slow and if they went first they would put everyone else behind schedule. Well they have the routine down now ,so they need to change the eating time, i volunteer at the school and my stomach is gripping me by the time my daughter eats lunch!42932
MY daughter is in kindergarten and she eats with the big kids also. everyone eats breakfast together then they have to sit at the table which is assign for their class room and the teacher comes and gets them i usually have her eat breakfast at home and i drop her off just in time for her teacher to come and get them. they also have a number to use when they eat lunch and if they don't know the number the teacher gives her class name tags which they wear when they go to lunch.. and for changing classes she has changes for art, music,gym and library but this only happens every two weeks for two weeks they might have gym and that would be the only time the change classes she loves it but i also thought that they do everything in the same classes all day but things have changed.. i am OK with it because she likes it.but i don't like that they eat with the big kids...42934
My kindergartner changes class for art, music, p.e., math, and reading. They didn't start changing for math/reading until after a month or so of being in school. My daughter is still having a hard time with the change of teachers for math/reading. She LOVES her "homeroom" teacher, which is the teacher she was with all day for the first month or so of school. She asks me several times a week if she can stay with her "homeroom" teacher for reading/math instead of going to the other teacher's class. It's hard as her parent because I want her to be comfortable at school and enjoy the experience. With all the new changes that come along with starting kindergarten it's a lot of adjusting for a 5 year old to deal with... in my opinion. They sure expect a lot more out of our kids these days than they did 20-30 years ago. Which is good and bad. It's nice to know that they can learn more things at a younger age, but they still need to understand the emotional stress it might cause on these young children having too many changes in their routine. Rountines are what help kids to understand and learn... when you go and mess with their routines and what they're comfortable with... you mess with their learning ability too. As you can tell... I wish they didn't change classes.42936
Yes, for pe/music, lunch, art and library. The teacher always walks them there though and picks them up. Music and PE are every day/alternating, but art and library are only once a week, so they are in the room most of the day anyway. As far as lunch, there are many lunch aids and the kindergartners always eat first. They only get like 15 minutes & then out to recess and that's when the 1st graders come in, etc.. But yes, they have changed a LOT of things since my oldest went to kindergarten. A few examples would be.. full days, changing rooms, fewer "fun" centers or play time, more homework, no naps. They want kids to grow up so fast these days!! :) Hope your daughter is adjusting well to her kindergarten year! It has taken my daughter 3 months, but she is finally getting used to it. Whew!42937
Actually yes my daughter changes for many classes. Art, PE, Spanish, music, library, and Church. They also run errands for the classroom. I was nervous about that when I heard about it but apparently the children like the responsibility. In the long run I think this will help them transition to the upper grades.42938
Thank you. You've successfully subscribed to the GreatSchools newsletter.
Thank you. Please confirm your subscription by clicking the link in the email we just sent you.
Sign Up For Email Updates
Please enter your email address to sign up.
The email address is already signed up.
Connect With Us
Our mission is to inspire and support families to champion
their children's education - at school, at home and in their community. We are a national
non-profit based in Oakland, CA with programs and offices in Milwaukee, Washington D.C. and
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Forgot your password?
Thank you for submitting a review
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Thank you for submitting a review
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Complete your school's profile
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Thank you for submitting a comment
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a
survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
You may only compare 8 schools at a time
Continue to compare the schools you have already selected or
Edit schools to change your selection.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile.
The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your
school, so thanks for taking the time!
Your email needs to be verified
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet.
To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you.
Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Follow this school
Get timely updates for , including performance data and recently posted user reviews.