First of all! I would like to thank Crystal for allowing me to barge in on her blog today to share a thought or two.
Let me introduce myself. I am Maggie, a kindergarten teacher of 19 years. I am a songwriter, pianist, and blogger. You may have seen my blog, http://maggieskindercorner.blogspot.com,
or you may have cruised to my Facebook fan page, http://facebook.com/MaggiesKinderCorner.
I love teaching little ones, and share many resources and ideas online. Come and visit me soon! Now to the post! You may want to copy some of what I cover to a newsletter you can send home on parent night, so I am writing to parents and teachers alike.
I have heard the saying for many years, but it seems to have popped up on Pinterest a lot lately:
(You don't throw a fit, You are thankful for it)
4. Talk about the importance of routines like raising your hand for permission to say something, standing quietly in line, eating lunch without talking so much you MISS getting to eat, playground safety, when it is important to listen such as during a lesson or a story, and reporting to the teacher only things that are understood to be harmful to self or others (tattling is a tough one!). To grab this first freebie, click on the “Raise your hand.” pic!
6. Tell your child/student that you will ask them every day to tell about something they have learned. A great trick for getting them to open up is to ask, “Will you please show me how you did that?”, or, “Can you teach me how to do that? It has been so long, I have forgotten!”
If you are interested in parenting tips, you can find many great articles on http://sulia.com Some of my friends have written fantastic articles covering a variety of topics concerning school and home.
Thank you for reading this guest post! I hope you found something of value in helping your child/students prepare for starting school!