The Mitchell Sandpipers
For the parents and caregivers for incoming Kindergarten students Helping Kindergartners succeed - things you can do is a packet that I put together that highlights some of the most effective ways you can help your student thrive in school.
FAQ's about Kindergarten is the handout that we distributed at the spring Kindergarten registration dates. Now would be a good time to review the information and gradually share relevant parts with your child. The more your child knows about what to expect coming into Kindergarten, the smoother the transition will be.
And for all of our Mitchell School parents and students, here is an article from The New York Times 6 Things Parents Should Know About Sending Kids Back to School. And below you'll find an oldie-but-goodie collection of resources from Edutopia. I encourage you to check out their Back to School Basics videos. They are quite good!
Lastly, I encourage you to take a moment to share the grade-specific welcome slideshow with your child. Recognizing faces and remembering staff members' names is one less variable that your child will have to negotiate on those first days back. The slideshows are located in the upper left corner of the Mitchell homepage under New Family Information. https://sites.google.com/a/kitteryschools.com/horace-mitchell-primary-school/home
Back-to-School Advice and Checklists
Easing the Back-to-School Transition
Tech Tips for a New School Year
For more tips and guidance about managing media and technology use, check out these other posts from Edutopia:
Gearing Up for Fall Learning
For more parent strategies around homework, take a look at these other blog posts from Edutopia: