Transitioning from preschool to kindergarten can be at once exciting and daunting for both you and your child. However knowing what to expect can help both of you ease into kindergarten gracefully. Here’s a look at what is expected in kindergarten, as well as changes you can prepare for:
What is Expected in Kindergarten
- Your child will learn about letters and numbers, including how to do simple subtraction and addition, simple wording, and writing basics.
- Expect your child to start using an array of worksheets, games and workbooks with a flurry of activities to get them engaged in their new learning experiences.
- Your child will start tracing numbers and count up to 20.
- Kindergarteners will learn how to write using the uppercase alphabet.
- Your child will also be expected to grasp ending sounds and vowels.
- Children will now be taught how to decipher various sight words.
- Categorization is also learned here. You can assist your child with this learning activity by helping them categorize different objects in your home environment.
- Your child will also be expected to gain insight via workbooks pertaining to life skills and social studies.
New in Kindergarten
- The length of your child’s day and their starting time may change. Kindergarten tends to start earlier than preschool and their individual days may lengthen. Sometimes kids go to preschool for just 2-3 hours a day whereas kindergarteners go for 3-4 hours a day or even full days.
- Your child will now be learning how to read so this would be a great time to get him his first library card. Being able to check out books in his own name and choose the books he wants to borrow will boost their early reading skills.
- Kindergarten fosters more independence. Children in kindergarten are expected to do homework, turn assignments in at certain times and be responsible for their own desk.
The Montessori School in Newark, comprises a “prepared environment” where your child will become a proactive learner.
If you’re considering enrolling your child at a Montessori school, always ensure that it’s an authentic one. Our school, The Montessori School of Newark is authentic with accreditation from the Association Montessori International (AMI.) Contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule a tour so you can learn more.