Mrs W stated as I also believe that going to kindergarten is a huge life event

Mrs w stated as i also believe that going to

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Mrs. W stated, as I also believe, that going to kindergarten is a huge life event for preschool students as well as their parents. It is a milestone that comes with huge developmental progressions. Students attend preschool four days a week for three hours at a time. Transitioning from that schedule to going every day for eight hours is difficult for many of the students. Many preschool teachers want their students to go into kindergarten ready not only academically, but emotional as well. Talking with the students about how they feel when getting close to the transition is important. Mrs. W. talked about how she will often times do school walks to get the students acclimated to other parts of the building, as well as narrate a social story about going to kindergarten. She works with the students to make a list of the differences and similarities that they might see or feel from preschool to kindergarten. The students also take part in Kindergarten Round-Up, which is an opportunity for the preschool students to spend time at the end of the year in a kindergarten setting for a few days at the end of the year. Most of the time, unless as student is moving
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Assignment 5.2 EDAD 530 Early Childhood Classroom Exploration Assignment6 schools, this kindergarten teacher is the teacher that they will be assigned to in the Fall. This allows the opportunity to make connections and for the student to have a familiar face when returning as a kindergartener. TRANSITION PLAN Think about what you’ve learned in numbers 1 and 2. Then write a transition plan that you feel will most help students succeed during the transition from early childhood to kindergarten (1 page). Your plan should have: 1.At least 3 goals with steps 2.Rationale for each goal (how it supports the research behind early childhood transitions to kindergarten) 3.Assessment strategies for each goal Educators can support young children’s successful transition to Kindergarten by viewing the transition as a collaborative process that happens over time. When planning for the transition to Kindergarten, it is useful to keep in mind that it is a process, not a single event. Thinking of the transition as a process means that there is collaboration between early childhood education and care programs and elementary schools. Each community works together to design a set of activities that connect across programs and families. There are many things that should be considered to ensure that transitions are smooth and positive for all students. The three goals that I would have to ensure positive transitioning would be to develop a Kindergarten transition team, to develop a
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Assignment 5.2 EDAD 530 Early Childhood Classroom Exploration Assignment7 transition plan, and to provide ongoing communication between school members and families.
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  • Fall '18
  • Preschool education, early childhood classroom, Classroom Exploration Assignment, Childhood Classroom Exploration

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