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    Getting Ready for School

    Preparing for Kindergarten
                 Beginning Kindergarten is an exciting and important time for children and their parents. Kindergarten is where children begin forming their earliest ideas about learning. It's important for school and families to partner to ensure that this is a positive experience for children. There are many ways to help prepare for this important time in your child's life.
    A few suggestions for beginning to prepare for kindergarten:
    Begin discussing school with your child.
    Talk calmly with your child and share a little about what they will be learning and doing.
    Take time to read a chidlren's book or books about beginning school with your child.
    Take time to shop for school supplies. Allow your student to join in the preparations for coming to school.
    Complete required process required by the school district.   
    Participate in Kindergarten Orientation and Round up Activities at your assigned school.

    Parents' Book List for Starting Kindergarten

    Here is a list of suggested books about beginning school. Literature is a great resource for children and families. I hope that you will find this list a helpful resources as you and your child begin the journey to Kindergarten. You are welcome to print this list and take it to your local library or bookstore. All of these books are available online from different vendors.


    The Kissing Hand  by Audrey Penn

    First Day, Hooray   by Nancy Poydar

    'Twas the Night Before Kindergarten    by Natasha Wing

    Kindergarten Rocks!    by Katie Davis

    Countdown to Kindergarten     by Alison Mcghe
    Mrs. Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten    by Joseph Slate

    Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!    by Nancy Carlson

    Off To Kindergarten    by Tony Johnson

    First Day Jitters       by Elizabeth Kennedy

    I Am Absolutely Too Small for School    by Lauren Child

    Sam and Gram and the First Day of School     by Dianne Blomberg

    When You Go to Kindergarten      by James Howe

    Welcome to Kindergarten    by Anne Rockwell

    The Berenstain Bears Go to School      by Stan Berenstain

    Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner    by Amy Schwartz

    Sam and Gram and the First Day of School    by Diane Blomberg, Ph.D.