Thursday, July 31, 2008

Back To School! - Kindergarten

With fall fast approaching we'll be posting Grade - by - Grade (K - 5) review one each week as a resource for Parents. Each new grade your child will enter comes with fresh challenges and with parents support rich rewards. Here's some key changes to expect and how to best support school success!

Kindergarten
Your child is entering a
bold new world. While exploratory play is essential to her development, you'll probably find kindergarten is more academically rigorous than it used to be. She may explore basic science by growing plants in paper cups. Her classroom may include a computer area where she'll explore educational software. She'll learn to identify colors and basic shapes. Perhaps most importantly, her social and emotional skills will develop. You may discover over the course of the year she is better able to listen to directions.

Sample subjects:

  • Counting
  • Rhyming
  • Creating and replicating patterns
  • Recognizing basic sight words