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Monday, February 19, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘kindergarten’

Josh Meibos of David Crockett Elementary is AZ Teacher of the Year

Josh Meibos, a kindergarten through sixth-grade physical education teacher at David Crockett Elementary School in Phoenix, was named 2018 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation on Tuesday. “He is a talented and enthusiastic member of our team, and he is so deserving of this prestigious recognition for all the hard work he puts […]

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Kindergarten redshirting: Should you hold back your preschooler?

Arizona parents with pre-K children right now are prepping them for kindergarten. For some, the process is pretty straightforward: “My child turned 5 by September 1; kindergarten roundup here we come!” For others, particularly those whose children have a late-summer birthday, the decision is not black and white. Rather, it’s more like a 64-count box […]

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Overwhelmed by school choice? Come to Education Fair AZ

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Raising Arizona Kids magazine will host the Valley’s first large-scale school-choice event. Education Fair AZ is an opportunity to meet with representatives from up to 100 local public, charter and private schools and a variety of resources that support success in learning. The free, drop-in event runs 10 a.m. to 3 […]

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Childsplay debuts “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook”

Junie B., possibly the world’s funniest kindergartner, is back, and the word is she’s not a crook. Or is she? Find out Sunday, Sept. 11, when Childsplay opens its 40th season with the world premiere of “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook,” based on two of Barbara Park’s bestselling books, “Junie B. Jones is Not a […]

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Kindergarten Bootcamp teaches school readiness

Of all the childhood milestones, the first day of school seems to be the most emotionally fraught for parents and kids. The earlier firsts—smile, all-night sleep, crawl, step, word—are biologically driven, highly anticipated and unreservedly joyful. But starting school, activated by cultural norms instead of natural ones, signals the child’s “official” journey into the broader […]

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Jeremy Jackrabbit inspires kindergarteners

David Glassman, Sasha Glassman, Jeremy Jackrabbit

This month, a Phoenix couple will launch their fourth book in a series created to encourage literacy and environmental values in Arizona school children. Jeremy Jackrabbit Saves Every Drop will debut during a public kickoff event on Saturday, April 18 at the Arizona Science Center. Over the following weeks, 55,000 free copies will be distributed […]

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Kindergarteners still learn best through play

In 1895, Friedrich Froebel, founder of the first kindergarten, wrote: “Children must master the language of things before they master the language of words.” In 2015, Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards suggest that kindergarten students be able to “use a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name […]

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Cooking up quality in the kindergarten classroom

Kindergarten teachers are master chefs of the classroom. They know just the right ingredients to make curiosity blossom and new skills abound. So how do they do it? What is the recipe for that special, excited-to-go-to-school-every-day feeling that most kindergarteners have? First, take a scoop of warmth mixed with a dollop of sensitivity. The kindergarten […]

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What is The Kindergarten Project?

“All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.” This credo was penned by American author Robert Fulghum 25 years ago to pay homage to what is considered a critical time in a child’s life: kindergarten. As members of The Kindergarten Project (KP) at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics […]

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Kindergarten teachers welcome parental involvement

Work obligations. Grocery shopping. Laundry. Is your busy schedule making it hard for you to connect with your child’s classroom? Today’s family time is stretched further than ever, so it can be a struggle for parents to volunteer at school. Is spending time in the classroom the only way you can contribute to your children’s […]

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