Helpful Kindergarten Tips:
- Sleep: You may need to change your child’s bedtime so that he/she gets the sleep necessary to be successful in school. Five and six year olds need 10 – 12 hours of sleep, so count back 10-12 hours from your child’s wake up time to determine an appropriate bedtime to promote success in school.
- Clothing: Many children will spill things on their clothing at school like milk, juice, or paint. Please help your child stay comfortable by keeping an extra set of seasonal clothes in a gallon zip bag at the bottom of the backpack for accidental spills. Also, if your child struggles to button, zip, and tie, please practice that at home so your child can be more independent at school.
- Talk: Asking your child what he/she did at school can be difficult when the children often answer with “I don’t know.” Asking your child specific questions about school may spark a memory and help you understand what went on.
o Did anything funny happen in school?
o What center did you use? What did you learn from the center?
o How did you use the ipad today?
o What book did you read today?
o What did you like in your lunch?
- Read: We encourage families to read often with their children in order to practice what they have learned in school, enrich their vocabulary, encourage creativity, as well as other benefits. Continue to read with your child daily for about 10 minutes!
Thank you so much for your support! We look forward to partnering with you for a wonderful, successful kindergarten year!
Miss Bakner, Mrs. House, and Mrs. Lauer