With the new school year right around the corner, now is a good time to start, or continue, building your classroom library!
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While some children will enter kindergarten already able to write their names and identify letters of the alphabet, others will just be learning how to sit nicely in a chair or cooperate with other students of the same age. We've put together several criteria to consider as you assess your incoming kindergarteners for academic readiness.
The first week or two of the school year is devoted to establishing a class culture, procedures, and helping everyone get to know each other. Plenty of icebreaker activities have been devised to help with this process. Here are the better ones.