Is there some kind of a test for kindergarten? Well, not a test exactly, but an ASSESSMENT. Ohhh…ok, well, what is a kindergarten assessment? It’s something given at SCREENING for kindergarten. Riiiight. Ok, well, what is the purpose of kindergarten screening? Screening for kindergarten helps teachers to get a good idea of where the (mostly […]
Entering kindergarten is an exciting yet intimidating experience for many young children and their families. In order to make sure your child is prepared for the transition, it’s important to know what questions to ask a kindergarten teacher and your prospective school. It’s important to get as much information as possible from educators and other […]
Have you ever taught sight words to five-year-olds? Have you experienced those SUPER TRICKY words that JUST WON’T STICK? Well….I have 2 super simple sight word games for kindergarten that you can do at home or in the classroom. All you need is some Post-its and a Sharpie – and you’ll be SET! Trust me…for […]
Wanna know a secret? Heading into kindergarten with helpful advice from parents who have recently been through it can make a huge difference. The kind of difference between having a “not-so-great”, just okay, or stellar kindergarten year. This is true for BOTH the child and the parent. Wait…what? Yep. I speak the truth. Preparing parents […]
When preparing for kindergarten, the focus is usually on the child. However, preparing parents for what to expect is just as important. Kindergarten readiness is more than just a skills checklist. Recent parents of kindergarteners share what they learned – and what they wish they had known prior to their child starting kindergarten.
Is everybody ready for kindergarten? That’s a question you may be asking yourself, and there is unfortunately not a one-size-fits-all answer. Through my many years of teaching kindergarten, I have had countless parents reach out with a myriad of kindergarten readiness questions. These questions range from curiosity—“My child has a summer birthday – should I […]