Our K round-up is just a time for parents to fill out the
registration forms, have questions about the forms
answered. I give the kids a short test - ID letters, see how
high they can count and write their name. We are at a one K
class school, so testing the kids to see on colors , shapes, if
tehy can cut, etc. makes little difference, as I get all of them
anyway. We kept the letter ID test as we have realized that
some parents want to "show off" how smart their kids is. We
hold the "round-up" from 3:00 - 5:00 on only one day in
I'm there to greet the new kindergartners, to say hi to the
parents, and because we hold the round up in the K
For advertising, We put a news article about the K round-up
in the local free community newspaper, as well as let our one
preschool inform the parents of incoming K's about the date
and time of the round-up.
On each Wednesday in May, the "graduating preschoolers"
come to the K class with their preschool teacher (preschool is
just across the street) for an hour. We sing the song we will
start the net year with, hear a story, do an art activity, and
that's it. It gives the new kids a chance to see the classroom,
and meet me. We also advertise these Wednesdays in the
local community paper so parents of prospective
kindergartners know about these "visits" so they can bring
their child too if they want to.