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Hi all....I am required to do a 5-day Jumpstart Kindergarten this year for 3 hours each day....would love to discuss other schedules...there is only one other K teacher in my school and she is half-day, but we'll do Jumpstart the same. Question is, how should this look? We want to introduce some structures that we will use when the year officially begins and work in the other required tasks around that. Any help appreciated.
Flacka Is Jumpstart a 5 day introduction to school sometime before school starts?

We do a 3 week program like that (half day) and we use the time to introduce some of the routines and procedures (how to line up, walk in the hall, go through the cafeteria line, use the playground equipment, etc). In the classroom we work on writing their name, si...See More
Jul 27, 2015
Sandi Hi Jacque,

I'm happy to share what we do at our school with you. We do 2 weeks at our school, but the first week is only ELL students. We do an opening and a closing with teachers but have paras run the stations so that teachers can be free to start WaKids testing and to "put out fires" as things arise. We do snack in the cafeter...See More
Aug 2, 2015
Jacque/WA/K-1/nbct 2006 Thank YOU! Sandi...sorry I didn't see you at Starting Strong....busy day and lots of people.

I think we have a handle on this---sounds much like what both of you do. I wasn't too thrilled to have to do this because all of my students have been to preschool and we DO five days but not all in a row nor all during the day/with kids.

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Aug 8, 2015

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