There are many ways that you can help your child’s Kindergarten teacher!
Below, I have shared just a few key points to consider prior to the first day of school.
Send your child with a LARGE backpack – YES, this backpack will look like it is bigger than your child, but it will hold and protect everything that it needs to throughout the year and THAT is important!
Communicate regularly – be sure to check your child’s backpack daily for any communication from your child’s teacher. Also be sure to share important information with your child’s teacher whenever necessary. This includes when they aren’t feeling well, when they are particularly tired, when something is bothering them emotionally.
Label everything – My rule of thumb to follow is: If you want the item returned home, be sure to stick on a label! I am an Oliver’s Labels Agent, so if you have any questions about labels, please feel free to contact me.
Send indoor shoes with VELCRO! – There is often only one or two adults in a Kindergarten classroom at a time, with typically 30 children. That is A LOT of shoes to tie if they were all shoe laces!
Practise opening and closing all lunch and snack containers – Be sure that your child can open everything that you send in their lunch bag independently. Again, there is typically only one adult in the classroom during food consumption and there are a lot of hungry children who would require help if they couldn’t open their food containers. Pre-open wrappers if you send packaged food and teach your child how to open and close all other containers including water bottles!
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Over the past few years, I have written a few other articles about Kindergarten parents that you may wish to read as this is a topic that I am very passionate about, having spent a number of years as a Kindergarten teacher and having two children of my own complete Kindergarten.
What to Pack for the First Day of Kindergarten
Getting Ready for Full Day Kindergarten
Preparing for Kindergarten – Part 1
Preparing for Kindergarten – Part 2
A Kindergarten Visit – Who Needs More Preparation, Mom or Child?
For all NEW Kindergarten Moms and Dads, This is For YOU!
Back to School – Mommy, I Don’t Want to Go
I am an Oliver’s Labels Agent.
If you have any questions about sending your child to Kindergarten, please feel free to Contact Me! I LOVE to talk to Kindergarten parents about their children and school!
Good luck and sending strength and hugs your way!