I cannot be the only one…who finds them self disenchanted with their experience as a newbie Mama to public elementary school. I have a variety of different reasons for my less than enthused feelings, one is the fact that the principle has already called me at work, got me really worried, and then dismissed the whole point of the call as "nothing really," and now I can add the first report card to my kindergarten dismay.
The impression I am making with that… Continue
Added by Janice Perry on January 21, 2014 at 7:34pm —
Shifting from preschool to kindergarten can be disturbing for some parents. You’ll want to make sure that your child is ready to make this transition before enrolling him.
‘How do I know if my child is ready for Kindergarten?’ this would be you first question with yourself on this occasion.
As no two children are the same, no child’s aptitude will be measured against that of another. There is no formula, no chart; there is, however, a set of guiding principles… Continue
Added by Lynda Way on November 20, 2013 at 6:49am —
I cannot be the only one....whose family has an allergic reaction to Monday mornings, although our allergies aren't sniffy noses or red eyes, rather they manifest themselves as moans, groans, and stomach aches that appear mysteriously. In the midst of all this Monday morning agony there are shoes and socks to find, lunch boxes and juice boxes to pack, and car keys forgotten on the hook by the door all keeping us from getting a move on.… Continue
Added by Janice Perry on November 18, 2013 at 6:56pm —
I cannot be the only one....who is shocked by some of the things my son tells me that is going on amongst his group of kindergarten friends. Usually it is age appropriate, breaking crayons in half to prove their strength or collecting broken pencils found of the playground, but last night he told me something I found… Continue
Added by Janice Perry on November 13, 2013 at 7:36pm —
Back-to-school time is a busy time. These tips will help ensure a successful transition!
This back-to-school time is a special one for me. Our oldest child is starting Kindergarten. While I have spent years talking to parents about how to help them get their children ready for school, this year, I am living it right along with millions of other parents.
I find myself feeling excited, sad, scared, worried, eager, and confused. Can you relate to any of that? I am… Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:11pm —
What a Mom will do nowadays to help support and raise a child is much different than in years past when all one had to do was feed and diaper a child. The rest was just left to chance. It occurred to me this week as we are preparing (at my house) for ACT prep testing that there may be many of you who have not been down this road yet. As parents we must pick the right pre-preschool. This sets the whole education resume. One cannot have a bad Pre preschool experience otherwise it is homeless,… Continue
Added by Katie Watts on July 13, 2012 at 3:00pm —
Timmy the Timberwolf should have tipped me off.
Timmy is the mascot for our elementary school, and he was out the other morning at the front door of the school, smiling and waving in his furry costume. I was hurrying back to my car, wondering why the parking lot was so…
Added by Diane Majeske on June 7, 2012 at 3:16pm —
Kindergarten Graduation Pictures
There he is, my little graduate! The kids all sang songs and Matt, of course, only participated in about half of it. He told me he was tired of them… Continue
Added by Nicole Hughes on May 31, 2012 at 12:53pm —
A Graduation Gift: $5 Amazon GC Giveaway
Summer summer summertime! (summertime) Time to kick back and rewind...
Today Matthew is having his "Moving Up" ceremony (from kindergarten), so to celebrate I'm giving one of YOU a $5 Amazon gift card!
First, let me tell you how I'm able to do this. This isn't a sponsored giveaway. A while ago I signed up for… Continue
Added by Nicole Hughes on May 31, 2012 at 9:21am —
I am constantly amazed at how fast time is flying by. Especially now that I have children. It is incredibly hard for me because my oldest son will be registering for kindergarten soon...Where has the time gone? It was not too long ago that I was up all night with him just about every night for two years and working at a job outside of the home. How I wished for some rest...Then it happened, the night his new baby brother came home from the hospital (which happened to be my oldest… Continue
Added by lcboys1 on February 23, 2012 at 10:59am —
My school district does half day Kindergarten. This may sound great but I have to tell you that it is a pain in the $%&!
I am actually… Continue
Added by Tawna Richard on October 7, 2011 at 12:28pm —
I knew it was coming at some point but I don’t think you are ever ready for it! Yes, that’s right, for HEAD LICE!
It was like every other morning. I got up with the boy and my daughter woke up about 45 minutes later. I was checking my e-mail and she came up to give me a hug…
Added by Tawna Richard on September 16, 2011 at 10:00am —
Cool first-day duds
Well, here we are, finishing up our 3rd week of kindergarten. What? This is the first time I have mentioned kindergarten? It has been so smooth and so far without incident but I have… Continue
Added by Lanae on September 8, 2011 at 5:00pm —
So today was my daughter’s first day of Kindergarten, holy cow, when did this happen?! I was teary eyed all morning long, but when we got to school, there was so… Continue
Added by Tawna Richard on August 29, 2011 at 1:12pm —
Tonight (August 8th) at 8 pm CT (9 pm ET) on CreateChatter™ TV, we are chatting with ABCMouse.com®, an online educational curriculum for preschool through Kindergarten aged children. An excellent resource for parents wanting to get a head start on education!
We would love for you to join us tonight! It's… Continue
Added by Dannie on August 8, 2011 at 7:39pm —
I’m no stranger to the wonderful world of Kindergarten. This is my fourth foray in to the realm of refrigerator art, trips to the farm, & agonizingly annoying Letterland characters. And as many of you know, I have not taken kindly to having to send my last wee baby off to school this fall. Aside from the obvious reasons that any mother can relate to, there is another, far more compelling, reason as to why I was loathe to put her in the hands of the educational system. Those bastards… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on September 23, 2010 at 4:32pm —
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Added by Lanita Moss on September 10, 2010 at 4:00am —
Today marks an end of an era...or the beginning of an era...depending if you are a “glass is half empty or have full” kind of person. Today, both of my children climbed on a school bus and for nine hours I will have total peace and quiet.… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on August 17, 2010 at 6:00am —
Here's an activity I like very much.
Come to kids learn at kiboomu daily… Continue
Added by Wendy Wiseman on July 8, 2010 at 10:00am —
Recently my kindergarten son, James, was angry with me. To be honest, I can’t even remember why. What I do remember is that he wrote me two notes to let me know how he felt.… Continue
Added by Judy Newman on May 17, 2010 at 5:16pm —