Kindergarten: School and Academics Articles
With the national push towards a more academic-heavy kindergarten curriculum, report cards aren't what they used to be. Here's what to keep in mind as you try to decipher the progress report in your mailbox-- from what to look for, to how to respond.
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.
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.
Many districts don't tell you what kindergarten teacher you'll have until just before school...when the swirl of parent rumors may leave you feeling even more nervous than before. Unimpressed with your child's new teacher? Here's some advice from the pros.
Addition and subtraction in kindergarten? Things sure have changed since the days of counting to three and calling it kindergarten math! These days, math gets more advanced, and winter and early spring is when teachers get to the heart of it.
The last few months of kindergarten are crucial for your child's continued reading success. Here's what teachers typically cover and a checklist for where your child should be by year's end.
In February, your child has been in kindergarten for 100 days. Here are 10 ways to celebrate and practice counting along the way.
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.
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.
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.
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