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.
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.
According to experts, there are three major things that prepare children to read. Read on to learn what they are and how to incorporate them into your child's day.
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.
Wondering what's in store for your kindergarten child this Fall, when it comes to reading? While all teachers take different routes based on the needs of their students, there are some foundational reading skills that every kindergarten teacher teaches in the first trimester of school.
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.
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.
Starting in January, kindergartens have entered a "sweet spot" when routines are set, and academic gains are steady. Read here to see what's up.
Remember those Three R's: reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic? Well, parents, now that your child is in kindergarten, get ready to add a special "P" to the list: Paperwork! This year, there will be a lot to manage. Before it gets out of hand, check out these strategies from two organizing pros.
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