Amparo Pruitt January 13, 2021 Kindergarten Worksheet
Understanding Basic Skills There are basic skills every kindergartner needs to know before starting the school year. While the first portion of many school years is used to review basic concepts, teachers quickly move on to new subjects, assuming most children have had plenty of exposure to the basic concepts, including letter and number recognition. The ultimate goal in kindergarten is to get children ready to read, which takes a great deal of time. Teachers typically move on when a majority of the class is ready to learn the basics of reading. If your child is left behind, it could leave him behind for the rest of his school career.
Its September and time for your child to start kindergarten. You have purchased the school supplies, the new backpack, new clothes, and new shoes. The first day of school you are so excited for your big kindergartener! But when you get to school, it is quite obvious that he is not as excited as you are. This school is much bigger than his preschool. It is full of unknowns. And he definitely does not want you to leave! Many a child will not allow her parents to leave her in the classroom with the teacher for weeks into their kindergarten year. There are many books about kindergarten that help children with ABCs and 123s and those are very helpful. But when a child needs to feel comfortable about being left in a classroom, what that child needs is a book that will walk him through the kindergarten year in a way that would help him feel more comfortable about his parents leaving him in the classroom.
Letters and Numbers Most kindergarteners are expected to have a basic understanding of their letters and numbers. They dont need to be reading books when they start the first day of school but being able to recognize the letters of the alphabet and basic numbers is important. Children should also know how to write most of their letters and numbers and be able to recite them. Whether or not your child went to preschool, you can reinforce these skills at home with kindergarten games for kids online. There are a variety of sites that work on these important skills, as well as provide printable worksheets to allow your child even more practice without the use of a computer. Basic Motor Skills The ability to hold pencils and crayons, use a paintbrush and cut with scissors are also skills that are assumed will be mastered upon entering kindergarten. As a parent, you can help your child hone these skills by providing plenty of practice at home. If you are not the crafty type, there are many websites available that offer simple instructions for basic arts and craft projects that allow children to master their motor skills before entering school.
Teach your child to write and recognize his or her name. This will help in kindergarten as there will be things that are labeled with his or her name. You should also make sure they know their address and phone number in case of an emergency. Socialize your child. Get him or her in front of other children. Make sure your child isnt being overly selfish or mean to the other kids. Stop these bad behaviors as soon as you can. Teach them to play well with the other children in the neighborhood before they start school. As your child approaches the age to go to kindergarten, there are some basic skills that you need to teach your child. Find out what these are so you can start working on them.
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!
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.