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Kinder, Kinder

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Dear Parents,

Children often see school as an extension of home, where they belong, are loved, and are encouraged. Leaving this home can feel stressful or scary for children. Whether children are moving to a kindergarten classroom down the hall, or to completely new schools, they will experience strong emotions like fear, anxiety, extreme joy, excitement, sadness, or frustration. Some children may be familiar with kindergarten already because of older siblings who have gone through the transition. No matter the circumstance, children will have lots of questions about what lies ahead.



In the classroom, we will support kids by using strategies to help children’s social emotional development as they prepare to leave the comfort of Pre-K 4 and move on to kindergarten. This week we talked about what a kindergarten classroom looks and feels like. We asked students what they already know about kindergarten, and made a chart depicting what things will be similar and different. I am happy to say that students seem very enthusiastic about moving on to kindergarten, and as the last few weeks of school go by, I am sure they will all be kindergarten ready!

How is kindergarten like preschool? How is it different? Which of these look like a classroom? How many syllables are in the word kindergarten?

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Comparing Pre-K VS kinder THEY SAID...

"We will go to the ES cafeteria, we will have our own credit card, we will have after-school, we will have swimming lessons, we will have homework, NO NAP TIME or MOVIE TIME! "

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Cuenta Cuentos en el PAC -Clase de Ms. Amelia

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LETTERS, LETTERS EVERYWHERE

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Reminders,


Tuesday, May 17th, the ES Counseling Department will be holding a parent workshop in the PAC on Child Protection: Sexual Abuse Prevention from 12:30-2:30 pm.



PK 4.1 has been putting together a special ceremony to show you all the wonderful things we have learned throughout the year. We are so excited to share them with you on Thursday, June 9th! Our show will take place at 9:30 a.m. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!


Please send the students wearing
(Boys) jeans and a white T-shirt
(Girls ) can wear a white dress


GO DOLPHINS!

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