Tag Archive for kindergarten

When I Was in Kindergarten

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As I send my second son off to kindergarten, I realize it was this time 30 years ago that I started kindergarten.  Some may be surprised at how much I remember about kindergarten. I was in the classroom closest to the playground, before they rebuilt that end of campus.  My teacher was Miss Cathy, though…

Chick Sitting 2015

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Last spring, my oldest son’s class incubated chicken eggs and got to watch them hatch! If that wasn’t awesome enough, we got to take turns taking them home and caring for them! We were lucky enough to have them twice and see how fast they grow. We were sad to say good-bye, but we’ll always…

School Year Ends

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With Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, and Father’s Day, the end of the school year is coming more quickly than I was ready for, despite a late summer break.  I really didn’t have expectations for kindergarten, but the experience far exceeded what I could have imagined.  We had a really great teacher, did some really cool…

Story Comes to Life

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I was waiting for the kindergarten classroom door to open, like any other day, when my little kindergartener came running out, holding up a certificate, saying, “They picked my story!”  His teacher called me into the classroom and explained that the visiting improv acting troupe chose just a few stories to act out, and they…

The Kinesthetic Alphabet

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My little guy may have known his letters since before his second birthday, but that doesn’t keep him from thoroughly enjoying what is being taught in kindergarten, nor appreciating his teacher’s teaching techniques.  He loves teaching his brothers (and us) all that he learns.  So, for your academic delight, here is a fun way of…

Going Into Kindergarten

I can’t believe my oldest son, my first baby is starting kindergarten!  It’s not really a “How exciting!  So fun!” kind of “I can’t believe it,” but more of a “What am I going to do?  My life will never be the same.  I’m freaking out!” kind of “I can’t believe it.  I thought I…

Kindergarten Roundup

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My big guy is going to be a kindergartener!  We recently registered him at our local school’s kindergarten round up.  I was so excited to be doing something that was for him.  It just doesn’t happen enough.  We went bright and early on the first day, with all our necessary paperwork.  Unfortunately, the school office…

Education

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As I might have imagined, being a sibling of special needs children is tough, but it’s harder for my big guy than I expected it to be.  He has to go with me to countless doctor appointments and wait hours upon hours in waiting rooms.  I wish I could do something about that, but for…