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Kindergarten: School and Academics Articles

Volunteering in the Kindergarten Classroom

Volunteering in the Kindergarten Classroom

Kindergarten is an intense year, and many teachers welcome your help in the classroom. Here are some practical tips for getting involved and starting a relationship with your child's teacher.

Math for Kindergarteners: Getting to Know Numbers

Math for Kindergarteners: Getting to Know Numbers

Much like in preschool, your kindergartener is learning the fundamentals of counting, measuring, sorting, and number operations. But kindergarten children are expected to work more independently, more quickly, and with less prompting from adults.

Count Down to Kindergarten

Count Down to Kindergarten

Are you ready for the first day of school? More importantly, is your child ready? Here are 5 steps to make the transition as easy as possible.

Tests? In the First Weeks of Kindergarten?!

Tests? In the First Weeks of Kindergarten?!

If the word assessment has popped up as you and your child prepare for school, you are not alone. Schools across the nation administer all types of assessments to students of all ages. Here's what to expect in kindergarten.

Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation

While kindergarteners may seem wild and loud sometimes, they're actually quite vulnerable, and all the hoopla at the end of the year can feel downright overwhelming. Try these practical tips from a veteran teacher, to make kindergarten graduation as smooth as possible.

Kindergarten: What to Expect from April to June

Kindergarten: What to Expect from April to June

Kindergarten children often bloom by spring, but there's pressure on too: everyone's scrambling to meet End of Year Standards. Take a look at what's coming up--and how you can best help your child.

Staying On Task: 5 Kindergarten Musts

Staying On Task: 5 Kindergarten Musts

What exactly does your child need to do to be on task, a phrase you will hear a lot this first year of school?

Kindergarten Reading: What Happens from January to April?

Kindergarten Reading: What Happens from January to April?

What kind of reading skills can you expect your child to be practicing this winter and spring? Schedules and skills vary, but here are the common areas that most teachers focus on from January through April.

Back to School Night Basics

Back to School Night Basics

Whether this is your first Back to School Night or your third, it's an important evening. Think of Back to School Night as the instruction manual to kindergarten, and a glimpse into the goals and expectations of the year ahead. Want to make the most of those crucial two hours or less? Here's how.

Kindergarten Math: What Happens April - June?

Kindergarten Math: What Happens April - June?

By the end of kindergarten math, your child will be asked to take what she's learned and apply it in more abstract ways. It may seem like there's still plenty of time to brush up on all the math skills your child will need for first grade, but there's still a lot to cover, and time will fly.