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Kindergarten: School and Academics Articles

Staying On Task: 5 Kindergarten Musts

Staying On Task: 5 Kindergarten Musts

What exactly does your child need to do to be on task, a phrase you will hear a lot this first year of school?

Lay the Groundwork for Reading, with Concepts About Print

Lay the Groundwork for Reading, with Concepts About Print

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.

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.

What Happens in Kindergarten Reading: Spring

What Happens in Kindergarten Reading: Spring

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.

Kindergarten Writing: What Happens April to June?

Kindergarten Writing: What Happens April to June?

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.

Introducing Your Child to the Teacher: How Honest Should You Be?

Introducing Your Child to the Teacher: How Honest Should You Be?

With the kindergarten school year approaching rapidly, you've probably already thought about the things you'd like the teacher to know about your child: What motivates him? What upsets him? What interests him?

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.

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.