Chasity Duke January 13, 2021 Kindergarten Worksheet
One first step may be to simply ask around, do you know other families that have children in kindergarten already, and what where their experiences with that school? See if local kindergartens have a reputation in town, either for being highly recommended, or perhaps for not being a very good school. Next look into the logistics of some of the local private and public kindergartens. For instance, how qualified are the teachers? What does each schools curriculum consist of? What subjects and activities are encouraged? What are each schools rules and guidelines, for things such as disciplinary actions, school closures, emergency procedures and other important policies that you will want to be aware of. What are each schools philosophies with styles of teaching, and student learning? And are these philosophies in line with your own values? What type of nutritional options are offered for snacks, and lunch?
One good present is far better than many little unworthy kindergarten graduation presents. This shows that quality has to always defeat quantity when it comes to gifts of this nature. I remember when I was a child that I could quite easily work out when someone had given me a cheap gift just to get me off their backs. I could also work out what a good graduation gift was. Do not underestimate the perceptive powers of your kindergarten children when buying a present for them. You might get an unpleasant surprise otherwise. I personally never used to be good at unwrapping gifts because I really was too anxious to get to the gift itself that I ended up tearing everything apart. Sadly the kindergarten children have a similar attitude so do not go overboard with an elaborate wrapper because it is going straight in the bin. Rather try to get something adequate.
Kindergarten ABC worksheets should have different activities to help children identify the various letters of the alphabet. The activities may involve very simple things like colouring, ticking, drawing a line to match items etc. Using attractive illustrations and cartoon characters would make it more fun for children. The activities should be graded, i.e initial activities should be very simple and easy (but should be fun with good pictures etc, so as to interest the child); later worksheets may involve a little bit more work. Care should be taken to give children worksheets that they are capable of doing. This involves understanding and monitoring the child continually, since the level of attainment of different children would often be quite different. The worksheet should challenge the child but not overwhelm her. If the worksheet is too easy or too repetitive, it may bore the child and she would not be happy. If the activity is too difficult it would frustrate her and she would not like to take up more sheets. The children should love to do the worksheets; they should not be thrust upon them. Also doing only worksheets alone repeatedly would not be very productive. You should have a range of physical games and activities as well that would reinforce the concepts learnt.
Connect The Letter To The Correct Sound/Word: These are activities where you draw a line between a letter and the picture items that start with that letter. For instance, youd draw a line from the letter A to the word "Apple" and the letter L to the word "Lemon". This activity is good, but takes a lot of monitoring to make sure that students are correctly connecting the letters. Its best as a homework activity, where parents can help to make sure their children are correctly connecting the letters to the words. Letter Books: These are books that frequently use the same phonemes over and over so students can understand them (the link between a letter and the sound it makes). For instance, "Baby bear bounced balls".
Kindergarten graduation gifts are one of the most personal things that a child retains from an adult. Gifts in general reflect the personalities of both the person giving them and the person receiving them. If you get the gift wrong, you can cause some resentment and a chilling of interpersonal relationships so you had better take your time when selecting gifts for your kindergarten children as they graduate. Kindergarten graduation gifts should be used as a means of showing your affection for those around you as well as congratulating them on the great achievement of finishing their kindergarten graduation successfully. The gift can also be a memento of these happy times.
Next, some parents believe that the additional child-parent "quality time" available when a child is in half-day kindergarten is of more benefit than all-day kindergartens additional academics. These parents prefer to spend the additional time with their children bonding and visiting destinations such as the childrens museum, the zoo, a local park, or the YMCA. For these parents the kindergarten year represents a way of preparing their child, and frankly themselves, for the transition to all day school. And on a local level, some parents have expressed concerns that our schools are too crowded to allocate additional classrooms to all-day kindergarten sections. Others have claimed that the district has too much on its plate right now resolving other fiscal and practical issues. As my husband and I often say to each other, "the truth is somewhere in the middle." It is my perspective that all-day kindergarten is certainly the right choice for some while being inadvisable to force upon others. Some kids will benefit in the long run from the additional academic rigor, while other kids lack the maturity to stay engaged for the entire day and will be frustrated by it. The best solution is to have both options available, with the choice ultimately being left to the parent(s).
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