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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.

Kindergarten Report Cards

Kindergarten Report Cards

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.

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.

Kindergarten: What to Expect January to March

Kindergarten: What to Expect January to March

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.

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.

Kindergarten Writing: What Happens January to March?

Kindergarten Writing: What Happens January to March?

What can you expect from writing in the spring of your child's kindergarten year? Here's a run down of what's happening in the curriculum, and how parents can help.

Handling Kindergarten Paperwork

Handling Kindergarten Paperwork

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.

Easy Ways to Increase Your Child's Reading Fluency

Easy Ways to Increase Your Child's Reading Fluency

Help your child along towards reading fluency with these easy and enjoyable activities.

Get the Most Out of Story Time!

Get the Most Out of Story Time!

You've been reading nonstop to your kindergartener. But as you read, you may be curious about whether you should be doing things differently. Here are five easy steps to help transform a casual bedtime story into an opportunity to rocket your kindergarten kid towards reading.

When You're Worried About Your Kid's Kindergarten Teacher

When You're Worried About Your Kid's Kindergarten 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.