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I just got an email from my daughters school that they will be having a Kindergarten play day april 19th. 

The afternoon is set up as follows:


1:00- 1:30 p.m.- scavenger hunt through the Elementary School in small groups
1:30- 2:00 p.m.- rotating through each of the (3) Kindergarten teachers' classrooms for story reading, craft, or
                          snack
2:00- 2:45 p.m.- divide into two groups and split time between organized games in the gym 
                          and free play time on the playground
 
As a "thank you" gift for attending, each child will receive a "name of school" Kindergarten Round-Up t-shirt, a cowboy hat, and a bandana. 

She will attend Kindergarten at the school starting in August. They are doing such neat little things for the upcoming Kindergarteners. They will also have Kindergarten day at the end of July/early August where the kids will meet some classmates and teachers and have a huge pizza/pool party.

I am very nervous as she is my first kid entering big kid school (she is currently in a 2 day a week Prek). At least the school is making Kindergarten seem fun and exciting for the newest members to a school setting! We definitely picked the right school! 


Did your school do anything to make your Kindergartener feel not so overwhelmed? Did they have any fun play days?

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by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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mommy053008
by Maria on Mar. 20, 2013 at 9:46 PM
Congrats I used to teach peek but am staying home now with my girls. Will probably go back once both my kids are in elementary.


Quoting JeremysMom:

No, he has been going to his school since Pre-K (he is in 2nd now) and when I got this job last school year, it was just suppose to be a one year assignment. I was able to extend for another year and I am hoping to get a more permanent position for next school year.

Quoting mommy053008:

That's a cute idea! Love it!



Your son doesn't attend where you teach?





Quoting JeremysMom:

For my son's school, they had Kindergarten Peek. They were split into 4 or 5 groups and went to different stations every 15 minutes (cafeteria, gym, kindergarten classroom, and media center). Each station had an activity and a current kindergarten parent to answer questions. 

I work at a school and I am hoping to do the same for our upcoming kindergartners.





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MommyChance
by Member on Mar. 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM
Yeah. That should have been my first hint. All year communication has been lacking, the discipline plan she have out isn't what she goes by. For example it clearly says all kids start on a positive note, their worm on the green apple, but that's not true. If a kid ends the day on a bad apple, they start the next day on the bad apple. My son hated going to school for the first three months, cause he couldn't get away from the bad apple- he's not that bad, he sings to himself when he's done with his work and bored.
She acts like its a big Inconvience when parents come for lunch (I've been once, felt so bad cause a kid got put in silent lunch for wiggling less than two seconds because "he shouldn't act like that in front of a guest").
Parents weren't allowed at Fall Festival or their Valentines party (other classes had parents, my son was so upset cause he knew parents were in other classes but I wasn't there).
They can't tell me when my son goes to the nurse or gets a black eye, but they sure can tell me when they are out of snacks or need money!!!
Sorry for the vent... Just got another note home asking for money, but we haven't had a "weekly" update folder in three weeks!!! I'm a lil frustrated. Ha!


Quoting mommy053008:

:-( this is mine and hubbies alumni school (k-12) most of the teachers had my husband when he was of that age. But I would never want to take the spotlight awayfrom those who don't know the school that well. Shame on that teacher!




Quoting MommyChance:

I love that your school is doing this!! We didn't have anything like that at all. We had orientation, all the Kinders and parents went to the auditorium, the principal spoke. The kids were then taken by their teachers to the classroom. I hadn't even laid eyes on, or spoken with, his teacher before this!!! Then all the parents went to the cafeteria, 15 minutes later, the kids came back. I introduced myself to his teacher and was quickly interrupted when she saw a parent she knew. It was sadly disappointing.


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mommy053008
by Maria on Mar. 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM
I don't blame you! That sounds terrible! Why wouldn't they let you come to fall festivals or parties? I'm telling you I'm an "involved parent" and my ass would be up there anyway. Parents SHOULD and NEED TO BE involved! What the heck is wrong with that teacher?


Quoting MommyChance:

Yeah. That should have been my first hint. All year communication has been lacking, the discipline plan she have out isn't what she goes by. For example it clearly says all kids start on a positive note, their worm on the green apple, but that's not true. If a kid ends the day on a bad apple, they start the next day on the bad apple. My son hated going to school for the first three months, cause he couldn't get away from the bad apple- he's not that bad, he sings to himself when he's done with his work and bored.

She acts like its a big Inconvience when parents come for lunch (I've been once, felt so bad cause a kid got put in silent lunch for wiggling less than two seconds because "he shouldn't act like that in front of a guest").

Parents weren't allowed at Fall Festival or their Valentines party (other classes had parents, my son was so upset cause he knew parents were in other classes but I wasn't there).

They can't tell me when my son goes to the nurse or gets a black eye, but they sure can tell me when they are out of snacks or need money!!!

Sorry for the vent... Just got another note home asking for money, but we haven't had a "weekly" update folder in three weeks!!! I'm a lil frustrated. Ha!




Quoting mommy053008:

:-( this is mine and hubbies alumni school (k-12) most of the teachers had my husband when he was of that age. But I would never want to take the spotlight awayfrom those who don't know the school that well. Shame on that teacher!






Quoting MommyChance:

I love that your school is doing this!! We didn't have anything like that at all. We had orientation, all the Kinders and parents went to the auditorium, the principal spoke. The kids were then taken by their teachers to the classroom. I hadn't even laid eyes on, or spoken with, his teacher before this!!! Then all the parents went to the cafeteria, 15 minutes later, the kids came back. I introduced myself to his teacher and was quickly interrupted when she saw a parent she knew. It was sadly disappointing.



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MommyChance
by Member on Mar. 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM
It's not just teacher, Fall Festival was a school wide thing. They had blow up slides and bounce houses, activities and pizza for the kids. I wouldn't let my son go, there had already been incidents where my son was pushed by kids on the playground (he said he almost fell off a slide that was over 6 ft off the ground when he was pushed!! I was not about to let him be pushed off a blow up slide cause an overly tired teacher wasn't watching carefully!! He was so upset when he saw it all set up and he couldn't go. I felt so bad.


Quoting mommy053008:

I don't blame you! That sounds terrible! Why wouldn't they let you come to fall festivals or parties? I'm telling you I'm an "involved parent" and my ass would be up there anyway. Parents SHOULD and NEED TO BE involved! What the heck is wrong with that teacher?




Quoting MommyChance:

Yeah. That should have been my first hint. All year communication has been lacking, the discipline plan she have out isn't what she goes by. For example it clearly says all kids start on a positive note, their worm on the green apple, but that's not true. If a kid ends the day on a bad apple, they start the next day on the bad apple. My son hated going to school for the first three months, cause he couldn't get away from the bad apple- he's not that bad, he sings to himself when he's done with his work and bored.


She acts like its a big Inconvience when parents come for lunch (I've been once, felt so bad cause a kid got put in silent lunch for wiggling less than two seconds because "he shouldn't act like that in front of a guest").


Parents weren't allowed at Fall Festival or their Valentines party (other classes had parents, my son was so upset cause he knew parents were in other classes but I wasn't there).


They can't tell me when my son goes to the nurse or gets a black eye, but they sure can tell me when they are out of snacks or need money!!!


Sorry for the vent... Just got another note home asking for money, but we haven't had a "weekly" update folder in three weeks!!! I'm a lil frustrated. Ha!






Quoting mommy053008:

:-( this is mine and hubbies alumni school (k-12) most of the teachers had my husband when he was of that age. But I would never want to take the spotlight awayfrom those who don't know the school that well. Shame on that teacher!








Quoting MommyChance:

I love that your school is doing this!! We didn't have anything like that at all. We had orientation, all the Kinders and parents went to the auditorium, the principal spoke. The kids were then taken by their teachers to the classroom. I hadn't even laid eyes on, or spoken with, his teacher before this!!! Then all the parents went to the cafeteria, 15 minutes later, the kids came back. I introduced myself to his teacher and was quickly interrupted when she saw a parent she knew. It was sadly disappointing.




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mommy053008
by Maria on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:30 AM


that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! why in the world would they not allow parents to attend...even our public schools here want parents more involved!

Quoting MommyChance:

It's not just teacher, Fall Festival was a school wide thing. They had blow up slides and bounce houses, activities and pizza for the kids. I wouldn't let my son go, there had already been incidents where my son was pushed by kids on the playground (he said he almost fell off a slide that was over 6 ft off the ground when he was pushed!! I was not about to let him be pushed off a blow up slide cause an overly tired teacher wasn't watching carefully!! He was so upset when he saw it all set up and he couldn't go. I felt so bad.


Quoting mommy053008:

I don't blame you! That sounds terrible! Why wouldn't they let you come to fall festivals or parties? I'm telling you I'm an "involved parent" and my ass would be up there anyway. Parents SHOULD and NEED TO BE involved! What the heck is wrong with that teacher?




Quoting MommyChance:

Yeah. That should have been my first hint. All year communication has been lacking, the discipline plan she have out isn't what she goes by. For example it clearly says all kids start on a positive note, their worm on the green apple, but that's not true. If a kid ends the day on a bad apple, they start the next day on the bad apple. My son hated going to school for the first three months, cause he couldn't get away from the bad apple- he's not that bad, he sings to himself when he's done with his work and bored.


She acts like its a big Inconvience when parents come for lunch (I've been once, felt so bad cause a kid got put in silent lunch for wiggling less than two seconds because "he shouldn't act like that in front of a guest").


Parents weren't allowed at Fall Festival or their Valentines party (other classes had parents, my son was so upset cause he knew parents were in other classes but I wasn't there).


They can't tell me when my son goes to the nurse or gets a black eye, but they sure can tell me when they are out of snacks or need money!!!


Sorry for the vent... Just got another note home asking for money, but we haven't had a "weekly" update folder in three weeks!!! I'm a lil frustrated. Ha!






Quoting mommy053008:

:-( this is mine and hubbies alumni school (k-12) most of the teachers had my husband when he was of that age. But I would never want to take the spotlight awayfrom those who don't know the school that well. Shame on that teacher!








Quoting MommyChance:

I love that your school is doing this!! We didn't have anything like that at all. We had orientation, all the Kinders and parents went to the auditorium, the principal spoke. The kids were then taken by their teachers to the classroom. I hadn't even laid eyes on, or spoken with, his teacher before this!!! Then all the parents went to the cafeteria, 15 minutes later, the kids came back. I introduced myself to his teacher and was quickly interrupted when she saw a parent she knew. It was sadly disappointing.






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