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 […]
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 […]
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.