Priming your child for a day in kindergarten

Just some ideas for things you might find fun: The week’s morning song. If possible, get your child acquainted with the song (usually mentioned in the weekly EFD Newsletter). Some of you are clearly doing this already. Many of the kindergarten kids contributed fiercely to “Go Down Moses” last week!Talk about what day today is. …

The great reading challenge

This year, we have an exceptionally large group of pre-readers in school. Almost a quarter of the kids have come straight from kindergarten. They all know the alphabet and most can at least read syllables, but before summer vacation few in this group could confidently read instructions in their textbooks.  Traditional reading training, where one …