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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.

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.

The First Day of School

The First Day of School

As the first day of school approaches, excitement is in the air. If your child is starting kindergarten, there's probably more than excitement, there's a bit of anxiety, too. Here's how to combat a stomach full of butterflies-- your child's and your own.

Don't Cover the Pictures!

Don't Cover the Pictures!

Emerging readers love to boast, "I can read!" Sometimes they sneak looks at the pictures to give them clues about the text. To worried parents, this can look like cheating. But it's a normal stage in learning to read. Here's how and why to encourage it.

10 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of Kindergarten

10 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of Kindergarten

In February, your child has been in kindergarten for 100 days. Here are 10 ways to celebrate and practice counting along the way.

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.

Can School Districts Eliminate Kindergarten?

Can School Districts Eliminate Kindergarten?

Is it legal to wipe out an entire kindergarten program? Isn't it mandatory for districts to offer kindergarten? The reality is that parents in some districts have found that no kindergarten programs are available for their children.