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porinkchak

"Greg Heffley will not be receiving his diploma due to an inability to skip."


DocPT

Fun fact. Skipping is a developmental milestone for 5-6 year olds, similar to rolling, crawling, and walking in younger kids. When your kindergarten teacher forced you to skip, you were being assessed for developmental delays.


Vegetable-Industry32

Bilateral integration Edit: Wow! Kinda loving the amount of upvotes because I let my OT brain spill out on reddit 😀


roasted_veg

I remember when I first started piano lessons at age 5, a very clear memory was figuring out how to make my hands do different things. The day I got it, it was like something unlocked in my brain.


elgordoenojado

I'm old and I still can't.


upsidedownbackwards

Shattered my right arm bad enough to need plates put in. Found out how aweful my left is at a lot of things. One night I put in the effort to treat myself and made sushi. It was a big of a struggle mostly one handed but i got things rolled decent. I let my left hand hold a chefs knife for possibly the first time ever and was pretty uncomfortable. It was like I had given it to a gorilla. Reminded me of the videos where a pet gets a knife or something sharp in its mouth and thinks it's a game because the human wants it back so bad. Put it back down before I hurt someone. Eating them as logs wasn't bad at all.


Rotsicle

That's just a sushi burrito, my friend.


KyLeggiero

Reminds me of the day I learned how to type without looking. Very cool experiences 💜


ElKirbyDiablo

Just like singing and playing guitar at the same time. It was weird when I figured it out.


Ott621

>how to make my hands do different things Piano is exceptionally challenging in that regard IMO because it's like playing two different sheets of music at once. It's like playing bass guitar and acoustic guitar at the same time It's not a big deal after a couple hours of lessons or practice but it's definitely a challenge to overcome


PatacusX

Fun fact. My gym teacher in elementary school made me stay after class because my skipping wasn't up to par.


wilhelmpeltzer2

Deep core memory unlocked


Bommyknocker

I was like “sewing hahahahahahahaha” …. “Oh yeah, I did learn to sew, I totally forgot that”


CrabbyBlueberry

That was me. I also couldn't walk a balance beam, but Dad had me try again over alligator infested water and I did fine.


MinglinSingle

Lol I got yelled at in kindergarten for skipping wrong


BurnedDriftwood

For me it was colouring, they wanted me to colour inside the lines (not an unreasonable expectation really) but I was having none of that. That duckie deserved so much more than to float in a blank void, so I added some grass (green splotch really) and some water (another splotch but blue), and got introduced to the teacher’s take on Screamo about 7-10 years before the genre existed. It was likely my counter argument was what set her off though “I am inside the lines, there’s black lines here” *points at the black border on the page* This beginning a (thankfully) long life of my mouth getting me into more trouble than strictly necessary.


aptanalogy

My kindergarten teacher had a very serious conversation with my parents about my art work. The teacher said it was just another example of my not following instructions. They were on board with being so concerned, until she showed them examples. One was a giant piece of white construction paper painted all brown. Nothing else. At the bottom I had (poorly) written “chameleon”. Then “snowy snowman”, which was a giant sheet of white construction paper with nothing on it, except the words at the bottom.


BarakatBadger

This is genius. Well on your way to the Turner Prize here


gbchrome

I got bored w/ the spelling tests in 1st grade so I capitalized every letter thinking I was being some sort of clever. It’s not wrong if every letter is still right 😂.. & bam parent teacher conference for that & staring out the window during her lectures..


elymeexlisl

I got spoken to in kindergarten after using curved lines to make a connect-the-dot bunny more realistic. *“You’re supposed to use straight lines. Don’t do that again.”* That was 1990 and yes, I’m still mad about it lol


anotherterribleday

Aagh the demanding straight lines always bothered me. You’d think it would be *better* if a kid is able to see where and how the lines should curve…


jukitheasian

I remember a project where you had to color pieces of a scarecrow, cut them out, and assemble. I scribbled wildly to fill in the parts and got in trouble, but I just figured if we're cutting them out anyways, the line didn't matter.


classicjuice

Wheelchair-bound children won't be doing well in Skipping 101


Tavern_Knight

Nah, they can just skip that section


production-values

ALL the colors!?


itsmymedicine

This was 1954 before the color expansion patch so everything was black and white


Th1sT00ShallPass

Don't forget sepia


Hy3jii

Sepia was the only color available in Mexico at the time.


NotTRYINGtobeLame

Still is, I believe Source: US TV shows


AlternativeFilm8886

As demonstrated in the picture above.


pigzit

[Obligatory Calvin and Hobbes](http://calvin-and-hobbes-comic-strips.blogspot.com/2011/11/calvin-asks-dad-about-old-black-and.html?m=1)


Estraxior

Makes me wonder when the next patch is coming - I really need need them to fix the lost sock glitch, it's getting on my nerves.


xmuskorx

Hey Jimmy, what is RGB=(123,56, 87)?


GeneralVincent

[um kinda like a dark, rich mauve???](https://convertingcolors.com/rgb-color-123_56_87.html?search=RGB%28123,%2056,%2087%29)


teacher272

It was a darkish grey. You forgot it was 1954.


AlGoreBestGore

It’s obviously #7b3857.


Fixmy59bug

All 10 million of them. ANYTHING LESS AND YOU ARE A FAILURE!!!


between456789

Little Billy could only name three. He grew up to manage the paint division for Toyota.


TribblesIA

We’ll see about that… ***Gets out the Pantone Dictionary of Colors*** Find “ecru” or you get held back, kid.


yeah__probably

You’re not using that book the right way. Fail.


Fornowiamwinter123

red and yellow and green and brown and Scarlet and black and ochre and peach And ruby and olive and violet and fawn And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve And cream and crimson and silver and rose And azure and lemon and russet and grey And purple and white and pink and orange And blue


desidero123

Little Joey cheated by putting all the colors on his coat.


CLNA11

*his wraps


shub1000young

And their hex codes


MisterBigDude

I always struggled to earn a passing grade in wrap-hanging.


Gedunk

What is a wrap? I feel dumb


twodozencockroaches

Outerwear, like jackets or scarves.


jdl_uk

I was picturing someone hanging a chicken fajita


badatmetroid

I reject this reality in favor of yours.


shurdi3

My mind immediately went to [footwraps](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footwraps) and then had to have a hard think if socks would've been in common use in 1954's america


bluedotnoodle

My mom calls a light sweater a wrap. Any other type of jacket is a “parka.” We live in Florida, no one is wearing parkas. Drives me insane


[deleted]

Kids in the 50s were tough, they learned bare knuckle boxing in kindergarden


epochpenors

It’s that tape boxers use to cover their knuckles so they don’t break their skin


MattytheWireGuy

Now thats a kindergarten that needs a Friday night slot on ESPN


Nhexus

You aren't dumb. I'm glad that you asked because I only came to the comment section to do the same. I was picturing boxing wraps and knew it couldn't be that! :')


floor-pi

It's just another word for tortilla, used for burritos


formerlyanonymous_

No lie, my kindergarten end of year report card had an N for Needs Improvement in Skipping. This was in the early 90s Texas. It kept me out of the advanced classes in 1st grade. In their defense, I said skipping was for girls and refused. I was, and continue to be, a recovering idiot.


keakealani

I have students like this. Skipping and jumping are a big part of my curriculum (I teach music, and gross movement is a major way young children learn rhythm). It is really a pity that there are weird gender stereotypes about stuff like that, because it’s a good life skill to move your body in different ways, and it actually does improve rhythm!


Discalced-diapason

One of my dad’s biggest regrets was letting his classmates bully him out of taking piano lessons because back in the 50s, music was for girls. I became a professional musician, and before he passed, he would joke that I got so much of my musical talent from him that he didn’t keep any for himself.


icfantnat

My son is one of very few boys in gymnastics and he loves it, so many other boys don’t even get to try I guess. The stuff kids can do is really bad ass, I’m amazed watching them, I wonder what people think they’re prancing around like fairies in leotards?? They’re extremely strong doing flips and shit


AWrenchAndTwoNuts

I got my balls busted so hard for learning to sew when I was in high school. By trade I have been an electrical engineer, fabricator, machinist and mechanic. Everywhere I have worked my co-workers have busted my hump about it. Until they need the apolstry done for their cars, or they find out I was dating the hot girl in the office because I could sew and wire her cosplay. Never turn down an opportunity to learn something new.


Elixeo

When I was in highschool in the 70s, a mandatory class the guys had to take was called "bachelor survival". We had to learn how to do laundry, sew on a button, patch a hole, how to iron, how to boil water, how to cook an egg and proper personal hygiene. The girls class, taught them how to take care of their car, simple repair using a hammer and screw driver, and other things that were deemed masculine at the time. I grew up in northern California. Above Sacramento.


Sharkitty

That’s kinda awesome, though obviously all kids should get both classes (as if we’d offer such things in the US these days). I feel like I got a good enough set of practical skills from my (very good parents), but I’ve had a number of roommates over the years who most certainly did not.


existential_plastic

Upholstery.


FlintBlue

This is how sexism hurts men, and feminism helps men.


penderyn-shots

Maybe showing them videos of male athletes training with skipping would help? I'm pretty sure I've seen videos of MMA fighters doing that


BarryTGash

Gross movement is how I describe my dancing too.


dopfeen

Just show them a rocky training montage including skipping bits


Wind-and-Waystones

I remember the day that I realised how good skipping was. I realised that I could move faster than jogging and it seems to use way less energy. I'm kind of glad I was alone when I discovered it because a 19 year old man marvelling at the effectiveness of skipping is something else.


Agent_staple

That's the kind of thing I would have gotten up in arms about on principle. I did it with French, the fuck use does a kid living in what amounts to Englands version of a ghetto have for French I thought. I now have a boat and plan to sail to France and further. Learn everything and anything given the oppurtunity, you never know when it'll be handy or how it could change the way you view other things. Languages especially.


KickingPugilist

My parents sent me to Spanish school for 10 years as a supplement to regular school. I hated it, but graduated valedictorian and ended up teaching bilingual Spanish and was able to get certified because of my level of Spanish. Life takes crazy turns.


_ser_kay_

Similarly, my parents switched me to a French immersion school in grade 2 and I fought SO hard against it. I hated the first few years. I’m a translator now.


F33dR

I was born in Australia. I spoke only French and German until primary school where I picked up english quickly. I agree mate, languages, music, maths, puzzles, learn anything you can. Teach your kids anything you can, it all adds up to how they see the fibres of this world. How they knead the dough. Good luck with the sailing!


mrchaotica

> I now have a boat and plan to sail to France and further. I'm learning French for a similar reason (I don't own the boat yet, though.) The funny thing about France is that it's not just France, but a [surprisingly well-distributed set of tropical islands etc.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_France) too. French might be second only to English in terms of usefulness for people who want to travel the world on a sailboat.


Libra8

I find myself to be a storehouse useless shit. But do you know how often useless shit impresses people. Ask question about everything. Be curious. Ask how things work. Most people like teaching people things.


wizzywizz123

I went to school in Texas as well, and I couldn't skip either... My mom took off work to go to school and "talk with them about my grades". When she found out it was skipping she was furious. Outside of P.E., I never made less than an A until highschool. This was in the early 90s, so hopefully Texas has loosened this a bit - or got a better skip instructor.


MaxMMXXI

In my adult life, wrap-hanging is optional. God gave us gravity and I don't want to appear ungrateful. All things in moderation.


KickingPugilist

What are the wraps people hang? I'm trying to figure this out.


yeah_but_no

You live, you wrap-hang, you die. It's pretty self explanatory.


KickingPugilist

Googled wrap hang, still lost. I guess I live, get confused, then die


gertrude_is

I think it's hanging your coat or jacket after you take it off.


gwaydms

Coat, scarf, cardigan, etc


seahag69

I picture 1950's kindergarteners all with dramatic capes and fur stoles.


yeah_but_no

I hope you at least carry your chair the right way


KickingPugilist

I kick-slide my chairs while running with scissors.


cragglerock93

Pffft, I can do all of these things.


2018redditaccount

I’m a college-educated, nearly 30 year old man but I don’t know if I carry my chair the right way.


MaxMMXXI

That's because you're **special!** But I bet your mother aleady informed you of that.


wakaflocks145

But can you do what the music tells you to? And receive a two check proficiency at it?


Salty-Bank3341

I too have had a cooking experience.


LittleRedGenie

Barney, we need to cook


LittleWhiteBoots

For reference, I teach kindergarten and by the end of the year, kids are supposed to know how to: Write their first and last name Write all upper and lower case letters Know all 26 letter sounds and some consonant digraphs (sh, ch, etc) Sounds out words like cat, mop, tip… Read 60 sight words (can, see, you, down, what…) Write 2 sentences on a topic Count to 100 Write 1-20 w/o number reversals Add and subtract numbers within 10 Our report card doesn’t address any artistic skills and only touches on citizenship. It’s kinda sad. Things move so fast nowadays.


Zee-Utterman

What's the age we're talking about here? Here in Germany you start to learn reading, writing and math in school when you're 6. Kindergarden has a more playful approach and I don't remember report cards. I think I could do some basic addition and subtraction. I'm just not sure if I learned it in kindergarden.


jizzypuff

Kindergarten is age 5-6 which is when they start to learn reading and writing. Preschool is before that age 4-5 which is the more play based learning.


Zee-Utterman

Probably not the worst idea to have smoother transition. I still remember how exhausted I was during the first 1 or 2 weeks of school.


marmorikei

When I was in kindergarten circa y2k, kindergarten was very transitional into learning. Pre-school was all play and 1st grade was heavy on learning to read and kindergarten was in between. They were definitely trying to introduce us to the structure of elementary school classes without the pressures of learning and passing grades. We had "assignments", but they were coloring pages or making things with play doh. We had "lesson plans", but they were about things kindergartens would like, such as whales and butterflies and shapes of birds nests. I think my only homework was that I had to learn my home phone number. I think the only real learning we had to do was learn the alphabet, the names of colors, and how to write our first and last name. So yeah, it was trying to prepare us to learn how to read the next year, but it was mostly play.


vassiliy

Man I don't remember shit about what I did in kindergarten expect for maybe talk about dinosaurs a lot


BrainlessApe

I just remember nap time, the times on the playground, and that for some reason I really hated my teacher.


jeffroddit

You had current events at your school? That's super cool!


vassiliy

Are you implying that's how old I am because I don't remember kindergarten? Maybe I just did a lot of drugs!


__theoneandonly

Pre-school is not mandatory, and in most cases, not free for parents. (Where I live in New York City, they’ve recently begun universal pre-school, which was a program launched to make sure that lower-class parents didn’t have to worry about paying for childcare. So I do live in one of the US’s rare exceptions.)


deandracasa

Preschool should be free for all in the US!


LucidZane

Can your kids freaking sew? I just can't imagine handing 20 kindergarteners needles


InformalWish

There are dull needles that can be used with yarn. Not what you normally think of as sewing, easier for little fingers to use though. For reference though, my daughter is 8, she's just done her third machine sewing class and has made a tote bag with pockets, a mini quilt for dolls, and a drawstring backpack.


ironroad18

It was the 1950s, it was sew, the coal mines, or the army.


Delivery_Thick

I seem to recall,we did, but it was big ,dull needles,and yarn...we sewed pre punched felt together..


purpleplatapi

Can you explain what a number reversal is? I'm just curious.


BrattyBookworm

Writing 1-20 correctly. so 19 instead of 91 for example


gwaydms

Also writing each digit properly and not backwards. It's pretty common for 5-year-olds to occasionally write a number or letter backwards. Their brains are still working out how to interpret symbols. If flipping, transposing, and/or omitting letters and numbers continues long past kindergarten, the child may have dyslexia. The earlier this is addressed, the better.


purpleplatapi

Ho taht sekam esnes.


Oracle_of_Knowledge

Writing a number backwards like 9 looks like P. I saw it explained before, not sure how true it is, but children need to learn that the nine goes a specific way. From a child's perspective, think about a chair. Look at a chair from the side, now turn the chair 180 degrees and look at the chair from the side again. The child understands this object is a chair no matter which way it's facing. They learn this about objects before they learn about numbers. A chair and a reversed chair are the same thing, so a nine and a reversed nine are the same thing to them.


Elmoulmo

it's just when kids write a number backwards. 9 looks like P and 6 looks like 2 sort of things


account_not_valid

What age are kindergarten students in your country/area? Here in Germany (where the word kindergarten comes from) kids would not be expected to know all this. Kindergarten age is until 6 years old.


therealCatnuts

Pffft what do the Germans know about “kinder garten”


virusamongus

Not much but instead they probably have a specific word to explain this exact comment


JamodaH

Arschgesicht


Punchkinz

I mean we do have something like "Kindergartenpädagogik" which would describe the science of the learning processes and the methods of the 'teachers' within a Kindergarten. According to the holy grail of german language, the "Duden", it is not really a german word (However "Kindegartenpädagoge" and "Kindergartenpädagogin", which are the names of the jobs, are). "Kindergartenpädagogik" would be called a "Komposition" or "Wortzusammensetzung" which are a popular part of the german language.


wittyusername903

Kindergarden in the US and Kindergarten in Germany are not really the same thing. In the US they have the K-12 system, you can kind of think as kindergarden being grade 0 (where kids have their first school-like experience and learn like letters and numbers and stuff), and then you have grades 1 through 12. In Germany, kindergarten goes from toddler age until six years old, and then you have up to 12 (used to be 13) years of school. Grade one is the one were kids first have structured classes and learn letters and numbers and stuff. So you can kind of think as American kindergarden being more like what kids here learn in first grade, although the kids there are a year younger. I believe there are also a lot of kids in the US who finish high school at 17, where as here it's not uncommon to be 19 at the Abitur.


talaron

Not sure if that's still a thing but when I entered school as a kid in Germany in the late 90s there was some kind of test whether a kid is ready to start grade 1 with 6 or 7 years old. When I was 6 is already had learned some basic math, reading and writing at home and was super excited to finally go to school, but most kids or their parents apparently try to underperform in these tests to give the kid an extra year of "true childhood" without responsibilities. It also has the advantage of giving them a headstart since they're further developed when they start school, but the downside of this is that even with 12 years of school and no repeated grades you'll likely be 19 when you finish.


Cianalas

It's by age in the states which still leads to age discrepancies because it's a hard cutoff. Like if you turn 5 the day after school begins you're too late and have to wait until the next year so you'll be a year older than most other kids.


kirbycus

Yes. I have a 6 year old and twin 5 year olds and they way their birthdays fall they all entered kindergarten the same time. As you might assume the 6 year old does alot better. But all 3 of them can do the required things to pass kindergarten. Read, spell, math. The 6 year old should be on 1st grade tho prolly


IcePhoenix18

I remember we had to know our address, at least one parent's first name, our last name, and our home telephone number.


homeboi808

More than I can say for one of my 12th grade remedial math students. I recently wanted to do one of those math tricks where I can guess your number, and I asked one kid to think of the last digit of his address, and he said he didn’t know it. Needless to say I was baffled, as were all the other kids in the class.


Fearlessly_Feeble

Yeah. A lot of folks in education think we have it backwards when it comes to prioritizing SEL. I mean math curriculum in the US changes every few years but emotional regulation and social skills tend to be permanent. As someone who works behavior in an elementary school, kids are a lot less likely to engage in maladaptive behaviors and spend more time regulated and learning if they are relaxed and happy.


luisapet

One of my earliest memories was some exam I had to pass before entering 4-y/o kindergarten in the mid-70s, which was quite traumatic because some crazy woman tore me away from my (stay at home) mom's hand and proceeded to take me into a strange room where I had to do things like count to ten, say my abc's, and skip, and hop on one foot... For some reason I felt convinced that if I didn't do everything right, the crazy lady would never take me back to my mom, and the whole time I was mostly worried about my mom because I KNEW she must be worried sick about them taking me away forever...and then I made a mistake because I didn't know how to "trot" (vs. skip)...and I started to tear up... So, imagine my surprise when they finally brought me back to the lobby and there my mom was, all smiles, while they told her I was a-ok and 99.9% kindergarten-approved (less the trot skill, apparently). I am pretty sure that's when 4-y/o me learned that sadists rule the world. Ha ha ha!


ZweitenMal

I had a horrible moment at some point in the pre-K era when I discovered I couldn’t skip. I was accused of galloping. I had the basic motion down, but not the alternating-legs part.


luisapet

Come to think of it, maybe gallop was the correct term! I thought "trot" sounded not-quite-right when I wrote it! Damn you reddit, I feel isolated from my mommy, once again!!!


account_not_valid

I remember being in primary school, doing PE, and the teacher was *horrified* that I didn't know how to skip. I remember being embarrassed having to learn to skip in front of all the other kids.


Emalan-R

... Why was this even important at all? Last time I checked, the vast majority of people do not use skipping as a mode of travel^([citation needed]). Edit: I have just seen some other comments saying that it’s less about the skipping itself, and more about demonstrating developmental milestones for different types of motor control (gross motor control, in the case of skipping), which makes much more sense. I now see its importance.


GretalRabbit

I saw a grown adult male skipping to work once (several years ago but I still remember it vividly as it looked so out of place) maybe more people should skip, it’s faster than walking and a lot more fun than running.


Avalolo

Yeah but why not? It’s so much fun and efficient. Easier than running, faster than walking. Adults should skip more


Emalan-R

I have just seen some other comments saying that it’s less about the skipping itself, and more about demonstrating developmental milestones for different types of motor control (gross motor control, in the case of skipping), which makes much more sense.


Sharrakor

[There goes my hero.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXHPdjc-ADc)


keakealani

Apparently, my aunt’s kindergarten interview involved refusing to draw with crayons because she was handed broken crayons, so she came out crying with a blank piece of paper. Amazingly, she still got into kindergarten, and apparently learned to deal with broken crayons.


luisapet

Your aunt was not only a trooper...she was obviously a force! The rest of us were happy to go home without having to carry our underwear in a baggy! Ha ha!


Erkeric

What is the difference between a trot and a skip? I know how an animal can trot but how does a person?


luisapet

Oh, believe you-me...I will never forget (but I still could be wrong). With a skip you alternate which foot goes first, right? With a trot the front leg remains the same. At least that's how 4-y/o me understood it! 😉


Unit_79

I had a kid tell me I wasn’t skipping, I was galloping. 36 years ago and I’m still confused and salty.


Erkeric

Ah ok. I guess Ive seen that before. Never knew to call it a trot.


WaitImNotRea

Margaret is killing it.


kristen1988

Margaret can’t even count to 79


JayGold

What grade requires kids to be able to sew at an age where "knowing my right hand" is an accomplishment?


Byte_the_hand

Kindergarten in the mid-60’s, but our ”sewing” cards were cards with holes punched along the edges and we had to learn to “sew“ them together with a shoe string. You could do and edge bind or lay then flat and do the up, then down stitch (this might be a satin stitch).


JayGold

Oh, alright. That makes a lot more sense.


malarky-b

That explains it much more clearly. I was horrified by the idea of 4 and 5 year olds being given sharp bits of metal. My god, when I was 5, I found some razorblades with my cousins, and we decided to have a duel...


PHD-Chaos

Go on.....


OwOKronii

Self circumcision


GhostlyWhale

It's also a hand coordination test. Being able to grasp a thin item and nimbly move it through a small hole is harder than it sounds for a kid.


TheYankunian

I had issues with fine motor skills and had to see an OT when I was a kid. I’m 44 and still struggle. One of the exercises is thread a needle and sewing.


Mechapebbles

Think back to how many times IRL you've seen adults needed to be corrected about "no, your *other* left" and that reflection might answer your question.


laddy38

But, who is your mother???


ZweitenMal

Like the left hand, she didn’t matter.


freebirdls

She must've been 80.


KombuchaEnema

This is just an old-school version of questionnaires that you fill out for kids when you take them to the pediatrician. These things are “graded” to test your child’s development. For example, cutting things with scissors demonstrates fine motor control. Skipping is gross motor control. “I eat nicely” has become “I can use a fork to eat” which demonstrates hand-eye coordination. These are to determine your child’s development. You can find the modern forms online. We had to fill them out in nursing school during our pediatric unit.


Brickie78

> “I eat nicely” has become “I can use a fork to eat” which demonstrates hand-eye coordination. I wondered if the former also had some social connotations - "I eat nicely" also means not throwing food or smearing it everywhere, not getting up and wandering around mid-meal etc.


plafki

Just to add the important part you left out.. these expectations have not changed, they are just asked more clearly nowadays.


honkhonkbeepbeeep

Right. I’m trained as a developmental psychologist, though have done little of that in the past couple decades. This is still basically in line with what we look at. Kids may be doing very little self-care because parents do it for them, but if they have a family that values it or they go to a preschool/Head Start that expects it, they can do all this by kindergarten. Some of the specific materials may change, like, the child’s preschool might not be doing sewing cards, but maybe they have made bracelets using small beads and can thread a large needle for stringing beads.


OperationMobocracy

I guess I was puzzled about why so many other people were puzzled. If you've had kids, you've seen most of these items from a pediatrician, a pre-school and some of them from kindergarten. They're all developmental markers.


andersonfmly

Seems pretty reasonable, and not far off from what was expected of me in kindergarten twenty years after you. I know it’s not actually true, but I swear these days they’re already expecting pre-algebra and similar levels of academia even in kindergarten. Some of the curriculum my boys were expected to master in the late 90’s was pretty astounding.


Raeandray

I have a kid in kindergarten right now. A lot of these aren’t too far off, assuming it’s a first trimester report card.


keakealani

At the school I teach at, tying shoes isn’t expected til 1st grade - most kindergarteners wear Velcro or crocs. I mean, many do know how to tie their shoes but it’s not 100% required. But yeah overall this seems quite similar to the standards I see taught. I am a music teacher and I am definitely happy if my kiddos can march to a steady beat, sing their songs, and clap some rhythms!


baildodger

> crocs As a Brit, where every school wears uniform, this is hilarious to me. I’m picturing kids in uniform with patent leather crocs.


Craw__

I know a lot of people argue life begins at conception but the first trimester seems a bit early to start kindergarten. /s


partumvir

do they carry the chair the wrong way?


Whette_Farhtz

They better not! No checkmark


OddBoots

I care for a 5 year old and I think knowing how to sew is the only thing she couldn't do on that list. I could teach her to sew on a button fairly easily, I would think. I'm presuming they're not expecting high stabat, just the ability to wield a needle.


csonnich

I think it's even more basic than that - I think the skill they're getting at is lacing up your shoes.


freerangetacos

What is a wrap? Like a jacket or something?


PM_meyourGradyWhite

Coat, jacket, scarf. I still remember that term being used when I was a kid in first grade. Never heard it before nor in any other context than elementary school.


ItselfBookshelf

According to a Google search, “In the context of clothing, a wrap can refer to a shawl or stole or other fabric wrapped about the upper body, or a simple skirt-type garment made by wrapping a piece of material round the lower body.”


freerangetacos

I wonder what it meant for kindergarteners in 1954, though. It's an uncommon usage for children.


NinaNina1234

It's an old-fashioned term but its usage might be regional. I grew up in the US Midwest and knew immediately what was meant by "wraps". It's definitely coats and scarves.


gwaydms

I spent part of ny childhood in Chicago and Evanston. Can confirm.


rocketgirlxxx

Pretty sure they mean like a smock for painting or getting dirty.


thedomobox

Could be a scarf?


TheMasked336

I bet that mimeographed paper smelled good when it was fresh back in 54’.


ngwoo

Pfft, I can count past 79. Seventy-ten is my favourite number.


HeyNongMer

Glad to see some things haven't changed. I too use beoks the right way


[deleted]

Yes but do you know half doffars


Internal-Smoke-2393

I even know my left hand, too.


dirtydownstairs

Can you count to 79 though?


TurboTurtle-

I must be behind… I have never even heard of a beok, much less know how to use one 😔


Criticalwater2

My brother almost didn’t pass kindergarten in the mid-60s because he couldn’t skip. Skipping is important!


the_amazing_skronus

Not as important as doing what the music tells you to do.


Moose_is_optional

Creating sleeper agents in kindergarten


ShelfordPrefect

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NikonuserNW

Those are some aggressive check marks!


karmagirl314

That would be the easiest report card to change before giving it to your parent.


OriiAmii

You say that but have you ever seen a kindergartner try to make a check mark? Lol


sauce_123

I definitely know my right hand.


All0uttaBubblegum

Sewing?!


monsantobreath

The 2nd line in the music section would lead to a moral panic by the 80s.


Scannmann

What grade did they start teaching kids about left hands


raresaturn

What is the wrong way to carry a chair?


majestic_failure

Back in the 50s there was a glitch where if you sat on a chair and tried to pull it up by the backrest, the physics engine would freak out and you'd go flying. God has since patched it though.


armosnacht

This honestly doesn’t sound too different from teacher reports of me in the early 90s. I’d guess in the 50s they were stricter with kids meeting criteria, but the criteria themselves don’t sound too different. I read one of mine for the first time about a decade ago, and it said I knew all the colours but wasn’t interested in others or sharing. I’m still like that.


GrandMasterRimJob

This reminds me of a fun story. My grandfather was a very smart guy. A meterologist that worked at Boeing. He did a lot of things, amongst them helping to design the now famous stealth bomber. For a while he could not tell his family what he was doing at work because it was top secret. Once upon a time his family (my mom's dad, btw) jokingly asked him what the weather was going to be like tomorrow and he said "There is going to be twelve inches of snow out there tomorrow!". The family, not unreasonably given they lived in Seattle, said "Uuuuuh huh. Sure dad." The next morning he was gleefully trotting around the front yard with a ruler plunging it into different spots in the fresh fallen snow and every time it sunk to twelve inches. He passed probably fifteen years ago and at his funeral there was a little memory board type dealio and pinned to it was an old report card similar to this one. He had high grades (maybe even straight A's) in every subject except for one in which he had a D... *Conduct* This kid was a top grade student but also close to the worst possible little shit disturber in his class. I'll never forget how my mom laughed when she saw it.


phillysan

Can i just throw out there that knowing *all* the colors is like, pretty fucking unresonable?


SuperSecretMoonBase

"...Pantone 7961, Pantone 7962, Pantone 7963..."