Posts Tagged: kindergarten

Adventures Await Kindergartners

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  Sponsored by Bethany School     Kindergarten teachers understand that little kids get squirmy and have loads of energy, so at Bethany School a kindergarten day has to include lots of, well, flexibility. “Instead of ‘High School Musical,’ it’s ‘Kindergarten Musical!’” says Karen Gately, a kindergarten teacher at Bethany School, a private school for… Read more »

When Kindergarten Looms

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One by one I slowly complete each page of my son’s kindergarten registration forms. How is it time for this? Where has the time gone? My eyes well up with tears as I question, did I make the most of these last 5 years? Is he ready? I know the answers to these questions, but… Read more »

Fast Track to Memorization

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When your child struggles to learn concepts, find surprising success by turning those concepts into playful ditties! How did you learn to spell Mississippi?  The old rhythm comes right back to you, doesn’t it?  Learning facts by using a rhythm or rhyme has been a part of schooling since the beginning. This idea began to… Read more »

Identifying Giftedness

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Many parents want to deem their child as gifted, but there’s a big difference between a high-achieving student and one who is intellectually gifted. Here’s how to identify gifted children, and an overview of programs that serve them. Cathy Ross knew her daughter Helen was a fast learner when she was a baby. Helen seemed… Read more »

The Ups and Downs of Childhood Friendships

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“I hate Maddie!” little Jenny roared on the way home from school one day. “She thinks my hair is ugly, and now Sarah won’t let me sit with them at lunch. So they’re not my friends anymore. I hate them both!” she exclaimed while her mom checked her face from the rearview mirror. Jenny’s flushed… Read more »

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