We had my daughter's school party yesterday and had the chance to speak with her school directress. She asked us if we are already planning to move Zoe to a big school next year. Originally, yan naman talaga plan namin cus we wanted her to be able to adjust to a traditional school setting before mag-grade 1. However, we decided not to muna since I heard from friends whose kids go to AA na everyday daw may homework, mejo lupaypay na yung kids pag-uwi etc. So I said, I'll let our daughter stay muna for another year in her current preschool which she loves so much.
Her school directress is sort of encouraging us to move Zoe to AA na next year mostly because they've been getting feedback that kids are finding it difficult to adjust to AA's current curriculum. Since in transition ang AA to K-12 this year, walang grade 2. Ang inaaral daw ng Kindergarten 3 students are similar to what grades 2-3 kids are studying. This was also affirmed by one of my friends whose daughter is currently in K3 at AA. Minsan daw naiiyak na yung daughter nya with the daily assignments and it breaks her heart to see na nahihirapan anak nya. They study things like cross addition, less than greather than, estimation, etc. With this feedback, mas lalong ayoko na muna ilipat daughter ko next year. I want her to enjoy her preschool years muna before she goes on to more serious school life. Her teachers say na they believe my daughter is emotionally ready but that's not what concerns me now talaga.
I was told din naman na by next year, AA will most probably revert to the normal curriculum. Challenging lang this year because of the transition. With that, I'm having my daughter stay with her current school for another year muna before we move her to AA. I hope by then things are more streamlined na since AA is also getting bombarded by complaints from parents.