Marcella Serrano January 13, 2021 Kindergarten Worksheet
These books are really good, especially if you have the book as a colouring book that you can fill out together. Heres a good activity: say the sound like "b says...buh buh, ball" and then students race to colour in their balls in their workbook. You can hang these up after and everyone will have fun. Find the mistake: These activities are terrible for young kids. An example might be, cross out the word that doesnt begin with the right letter, or correct the misspelled word. I know, seems like common sense, but Ive seen some teachers try to teach young children using these kind of word sheets which are just ridiculously confusing for young learners.
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.
Furthermore, it is certainly true that children from some families where a certain degree of nurturing is not available will actually benefit more, socially and psychologically, from additional time in the classroom where age appropriate stimulus is available. For these students, more time at home may just result in more television, more video games, or in some cases more neglect. And, as alluded to earlier, we are a nation which is becoming a net outsourcer of skilled labor. Countless thousands of American jobs have been shipped overseas to harder working and better trained workforces who are able to provide more value for less money. If the U.S. hopes to maintain its status in the global marketplace, then we must impart academic rigor on our youth as often-and in this case as early-as possible.
Kindergarten should be fun. And teaching kindergarten can be fun too. But as any good kindergarten teacher would well understand, it can be an extremely active experience. A kindergarten teacher has to get fully involved and involve children with lots of interesting kindergarten activities, worksheets and exercises, that would hold their attention and make it an enjoyable experience for them. There are two important points that may be kept in mind here: The learning should be fun. It should not feel like work, but play. For otherwise, children will quickly get bored. Hence it would be a good idea to use a lot of interesting activities, games, coloring sheets, illustrated kindergarten worksheets etc. You should be well prepared with these teaching aids, which can be made very easily.
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).
Songs and poems can be a great addition to your kindergarten graduation ceremony as they service to entertain and educate those who listen to them. Some children become religious, quite late in their lives so you might experience some resistance to the idea in the first instance. The Montessori system tells us that children are likely to mimic the way that they were brought up so if they were religious in the family the introduction of prayer will not be seen as a big problem. The key is to recognize the individuality of kindergarten children even in matters of getting spiritual so you must never take a homogeneous approach to bringing them up.