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.
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.
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 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.
Find out what parents can expect from writing at the of their child's kindergarten year. Here's a rundown of the curriculum, and how parents can help.
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.
Want to begin teaching your child to read, but don't know where to start? Begin at the beginning, with something teachers call "concepts about print". If you can get your child comfortable with this ever-important skill set, she'll be ready to roll when school begins.
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.
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.
Help your child along towards reading fluency with these easy and enjoyable activities.
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