Marcella Serrano January 13, 2021 Kindergarten Worksheet
But all-day kindergarten has its detractors as well. Academic research published by Rand Education, The Goldwater Institute, and other reputable institutions cites empirical studies which assert that the boost received by an all-day kindergarten student may be short lived, with much of the benefit dissipating within a few years. So, not surprisingly, there is valid research available to support both sides of the debate. However, in researching this topic we found that detractors cite plenty of practical objections that strike closer to home and resonate even more than academic research. First, many parents question whether their children (typically boys, whose psychological development takes a more roundabout path) are "ready" for all-day kindergarten. They have seen their children slowly adapt to the pre-school environment, which for the majority of kids translates into just a few hours a day, three days a week. They just dont foresee their child being able to transition to the larger time commitment of all-day kindergarten. For these parents, a half-day 5 day per week kindergarten seems a more logical way of bridging the gap from preschool to elementary school.
Do any quick research on the subject of grading in kindergarten and youll find lots of articles proclaiming kindergarten to be the new first grade. The latest report comes from researchers for EdPolicyWorks, the center on education police and workforce competitiveness at the University of Virginia. Researchers there say the increased emphasis on accountability led to meaningful changes in the kindergarten experience. So what does that mean? The researchers say they are seeing a transformation at the kindergarten level to where academic skill-building has become the focal point in kindergarten classrooms. Researchers go on to say that this really wasnt the case prior to the late 1990s.
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.
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.
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.