I just attended the parent-teacher meeting for my six and a half year old daughter who is in year two of an international school in Norway. As part of the meeting I received a written academic performance assessment including a statement of winter learning targets:
- Improve handwriting style by beginning to join up letters,
- use capital letters and full stops correctly in writing,
- Count in 2's, 5's, and 10's forward and backward,
- Know addition number bonds to 20,
- Do some problem solving activities with money and time.
I don't really care/worry so much about the former two targets, but the latter three really warm the heart of an economist. How about that last one - isn't it fantastic?!! I can't wait for her to be able to solve utility-maximizing problems involving two constraints!!!
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