Re: Kindergarten Round-Up?


    Thank you for the ideas! I love the idea of the PreK's coming in
    on the Wednesdays in May.

    Thank you!

    On 3/31/15, Steve wrote:
    > On 3/30/15, Jennifer Starcke wrote:
    >> I need to do a K Round up this year (yes, I know it's late)
    > 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
    > early March.
    > I'm there to greet the new kindergartners, to say hi to the
    > parents, and because we hold the round up in the K
    > classroom.
    > 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
    > 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.