Good Read For Parents: Preparing for kindergarten
For many of our kindergarten friends this year, the first day of school is just another day at ISS but in a new classroom. For some, it is is a life-changing event not only for the child, but also for parents. Click on the title below to read tips on how to help smooth the way for an easy transition Is Your Child About To Start Kindergarten? Best Tips For Parents Preparing Their Kids For The First Day Of Kindergarden
Week 1 homework!
During the first week of school I would like all students to share one or two photos from their summer vacation. Sharing a fun summer experience is nice way for the students to get to know each other and having a visual cue helps them answer the who, what, where, when, how and why questions as well as trigger emotions and thoughts of the day.
Please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org before the first day of school. Take a moment to reflect with your child (or jog their memory- the summer is loooooong!) of some of the cool things they did and let them select the photo they would like to share.
I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia but also attended school in Northern Ireland where my parents and family are from. Being exposed to two different cultures was a unique experience and not only opened my eyes to travel but makes me who I am today. Now I get to live in the tropical Dominican Republic with my own international family, my husband Mr. Brown (Canadian), and my daughters Keira (born in China) and Maya (born in Guatemala). Working at ISS means I get to meet and teach awesome new students from all over the world; instilling roots so they know where they come from but giving them wings to fly! I believe that respectful, caring bonds with children and their families are the vital foundation for a wonderful kindergarten experience.
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