- Independently exiting the car (if you plan to use the drop off lane this is a must).
- Opening and closing food containers (inserting straws into juice boxes).
- Taking on and off outerwear including jackets and sweatshirts.
- Toileting. Students need to be able to identify when they need to go to the bathroom (prior to “It’s an emergency”), independently dressing/
undressing, wiping, and washing.
- Blowing their nose and wiping. Covering their cough and sneezes.
Additionally, parents are encouraged to foster their child’s ability to positively engage within a group. Practice turn taking, sharing, communicating likes and dislikes and how to react when you lose a game. Practice introducing themselves and greeting familiar and unfamiliar people. Make sure they know and can say their full name when asked.
It is also suggested that parents engage their child in opportunities for learning. Sing the ABCs, count the swings at the park, and model your love of reading by reading with them, talking about the story and using the characters names when you share. Talk with your child about their day and have them share what is important to them. A summer calendar of daily activities has been created by the kindergarten teachers for students entering the Kindergarten Center to work on over the summer .