Don't worry, be happy
Children often see school as an extension of home, where they belong, are loved, and are encouraged. Leaving this home can feel stressful of scary for children. Whether children are moving to a kindergarten classroom down the hall, or to completely new schools, may 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!
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TOYS AND GAMES
BABY ON BOARD!
2. JUNE 9th: End of the Year Celebration/Moving up Ceremony. Please make sure to RSVP to this event!!!