Karin Bradshaw January 13, 2021 Kindergarten Worksheet
Be it private or public, every school will have its own standards, practices and guidelines, which is why it is good to inquire about the previously mentioned topics with the specific schools you are considering. However, here are some additional general considerations to take in terms of typical private, and public kindergartens specifically. Private school can be very expensive, even at kindergarten level, and tends to be a formal setting. Private kindergarten usually have smaller classroom sizes, meaning the children are more likely of getting one-on-one help from the teacher, which may or may not be a concern in a public kindergarten, depending on the teacher to child ratio. Public schools usually have more of a variety of activities available because of having more students, (a smaller school would not have enough participants). Public school will have more diversity in the students, which gives your child exposure to people from all walks of life, which is beneficial to have friends from different backgrounds. These are of course only a few broad examples of both private and public kindergartens, most of all you need to be a good example to your child, and do your homework on your local schools!
There will be neighbors and relatives who will not understand your feeling as to why you are spending so much time and money on the celebration. You should not listen to them as it is your childs graduation ceremony and nobody has the authority to limit your mood. That is true that money should not be wasted and the expenditure should not go out of the budget. With little planning and effort you can easily throw a good party and make your childs day the happiest one. Take as many pictures of the kindergarten graduation ceremony a possible. Take pictures of the cake, of your child cutting the cake, of your child blowing out candles on the cake. These little moments will go on to become the lifes precious treasure. When you and your kid grows up with each passing day, then these moments that you capture in your camera then, will be the thing of joy. Plan for the cake design and order it well in advance. Many students graduate with kindergarten gowns at the same time in many schools and the bakery shops are all booked for the occasion. They may simply not take your order also, thus spoiling your mood and plan.
Your childs education is a very important matter, and like all parents you want what is best for them. One of the first decisions you make about their education is kindergarten, being that this is their first step in school, you want it to be the best experience possible for them. And like a lot of parents, you may be wondering whether to send your children to either private or public kindergarten. Where your child starts their education is a important decision, one that takes extensive research, here some things to consider when looking into the benefits and drawbacks of both private, and public kindergartens.
With over 25 years of experience with children, and two of them as a kindergarten teachers aide, I can tell you that your childs first days and weeks of kindergarten can be a smooth transition. I had many children in my kindergarten that just needed to be prepared for kindergarten by being told what to expect in order to feel safe walking into the classroom. What will the first day be like? What will we learn? What kind of field trips will we go on? Most important, will anyone at school think Im special? Who are all the adults I will be spending time with while Im at school? What happens in the classroom throughout the year? Make sure you read as many books about going to kindergarten to your child as you can. Look for books that talk about all aspects of the school year. Take your child to the school and walk them around the different classrooms they will be spending time in. The library, the gym, the music room, the kindergarten classrooms, the school office, and the playground. Introduce him to the principal, the secretary, the teachers, and the teachers aides. You will give them the best possible start to their school year by helping them feel comfortable in their new surroundings.
Get your child some very basic problem solving worksheets. These are things that you can do with your child. Many of these will work on basic skills like counting and thinking skills. Dont go overboard on this as your child might not think its fun anymore if they are pressured to do them one after the other. Teach your child how to get dressed properly. He or she might not be able to do it all but they should at least understand how the clothing works. This makes things like bathroom breaks a bit easier on the teachers and your child. Try to get your child to know some very basic things. Teach them the colors, numbers, letters, and everyday names for common items. You can do a bit more if you want but this should be enough for kindergarten.
Its not wise to use classical poetry during kindergarten graduation. Classical poetry is not appealing to many people including adults. It is therefore unreasonable to expect that young kindergarten children will be enthusiastic at such an early stage. Kindergarten graduation then calls for the use of local poetry perhaps in the dialect of the family so that you are not overburdening their young minds with very heavy stuff. Those parents who have done this before say that when you let children get involved in the creation of the poetry they tend to be very enthusiastic and it creates an atmosphere of happy informality which is ideal for such kindergarten graduation ceremonies.