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 […]
My favorite 100 days of kindergarten project has been a winner year after year. It’s a tough call, honestly, as there are SO many fun 100th day activities for kindergarten! I’ll just go on and let the cat out of the bag here and now. Our kindergarten 100th day shirts are THE BEST THING EVER […]
Can we still have fun in kindergarten? Are the expectations for our five-year-olds too rigorous, taking away all of the fun kindergarten activities? The fact that we have to ask ourselves these questions is quite frustrating, for sure. Kindergarten teachers everywhere have a LOT to say on the matter, as do parents of kindergarteners. When […]
When teaching for kindergarten, you are likely going to cover the 5 senses: see, smell, taste, hear, and touch. Touch can of course also be interchanged with feel. Last year my kindergarteners were looking a little like “deer in the headlights” when discussing how “feeling something” is different than “feeling something”. Do you follow? For […]
Ahhh….the first day in kindergarten. What a bittersweet and once-in-a-lifetime moment for parents and kids alike. For kindergarten teachers, however, we have many “first days in kindergarten” – with a ‘reset’ button each and every year. In my first years of teaching, I thought I was prepared and held a sort of “dream-like” version in […]
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.
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