- January 17, 2018 at 2:53 PM #43035
With many schools nearing the half way point of this school year, we start looking ahead to next year and next year’s first graders. What does your school recommend in the area of first grade readiness? Do you go only by age (what age)? Do you do any sort of testing (and if so, what tests)? Do you have other criteria or suggestions? If your school does not have a kindergarten program in school, does the school have any other requirements for kindergarten at home?
And if you are a first grade teacher, what do you feel is important that children bring with them to the school learning experience? What things do you like them to know and do?
- May 29, 2018 at 5:40 PM #48486
A document entitled Laying a Solid Pre-school Foundation has been posted here on the Dock both under Philosophy & Leadership>Curriculum & Instruction and also under Teaching & Learning>Literacy.
It provides ideas schools can share with parents of preschoolers to give them direction on specific activities for their children to help develop the variety of skills needed for school readiness.
- June 1, 2018 at 8:48 AM #48781
- June 4, 2018 at 6:06 PM #48807
The two preschool documents Lucas called your attention to in his June 1 post would be excellent practical handouts to give your parents of preschoolers. One could be distributed to all families with potential preschoolers when their child is two or three; the checklist could be given a year before they anticipate enrolling so they know what specific things they should prepare for and will be asked to fill out at actual enrollment time.
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