Teacher musical chairs are played here, upper grade teachers end up teaching 1st or 2nd graders. Teachers are quick to hold children back, even if this could stunt your childs well being and school growth. And kids get bullied with no recourse.
My first grader could not read when entering Bendle in the second semester of the 2007-2008 school year. Within eight weeks, my daughter could not only read, but enjoyed reading! They saw that there was an issue and addressed the situation right away. They also made her transition very smooth and made her feel extremely welcomed into her new classroom.
There are 27 students in my child's kindergarten classroom to One teacher. Moreover, there is no music class for kindergartners, nor are there second language classes or extracurricular activities for the entire South Bendle school. I do believe that the teachers are as effective as they can be considering the over-demanding expectations in academics combined with limited time, space and resources. Unfortunately, it's not the ideal developmentally appropriate learning environment I would like for my child. However, I like that the school is still somewhat small enough to recognize and become familiar with the students as well as the parents. Also, parental involvement is desired and exercised here. Overall, Bendle is a struggling school system (with potential)that is in need of more adequate funding.
My oldest son went there last year, he had a great time. He loved his teacher and learn a lot of new things. This year both of my boys will be going there and I can't wait until they come ahome and tell me about their day. My son last year was taught 200 phrases in sign laugage. He is only in kindergarten. They teach the students a lot and are all helpful and freindly. We love this school!
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