Tag: kindergarten

Starting Kindergarten: Excitement, Fear And All The Emotions In Between

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Starting kindergarten isn’t new in our household, but we sure do get a refresher this year. Our youngest is starting kindergarten, and I’m amazed...

Sibling Separation Anxiety: Back to School Is Hard on Little Sister,...

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My son has been in kindergarten for a month now and he’s doing just fine. He has made some new friends, comes home excited...

Self-Consciousness and Young Kids: How Early do These Feelings Start?

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Having a child entering elementary school makes me nervous about a lot of things. But up until the second week of school, I didn’t...

Kindergarten Blues – How to Calm Back-to-School Fears

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My five-year-old daughter has cried every night at bedtime for the past week. After some investigation, it turns out she has a case of...

An Open Letter to My (Soon to Be) Preschool Graduate

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 To My Elder Child, My Only Son, and My (Soon to Be) Preschool Graduate, Soon, you'll be finished with preschool. I just can’t believe it. That...

Kindergarten Registration for my Baby Makes Me Sad

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Kindergarten registration has begun. I'm sad. It’s true that my “little baby” is now five years old. She is growing up quickly. I’m amazed at...

Kindergarten Advice from a First Grade Mom

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Last fall, my oldest child started kindergarten. He had so many questions and I had very few answers. Things have changed drastically since the...

A Question of Kindergarten Readiness

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It's that time of year!  Kindergarten registration is open... Many schools are about to have an open house for incoming kindergarten parents.  Perhaps your district has already...

Kindergarten, Ready?

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My daughter was born just 14 days after our school district has a standard cutoff date for Kindergarten. She will turn 5 in a couple...

The Night Before the Very First Day of School

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After you fell asleep tonight, I peaked into your room. You lay with your arms spread wide across your bed, your body impossibly long...

Back to School: Tips for Parents

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The lazy dog days of summer are winding down and if you are like me you're already thinking ahead to the next school year. Later...

Registering for Kindergarten

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It’s time to register your pre-K kids for Kindergarten here in the Burlington area.  “But it’s only March?”, you might be thinking. I know, but around...

Kindergarten stole my child!

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Kindergarten stole my sweet child. He left on a sunny, late-summer morning and another kid returned  in his place. He is cranky, moody, grumpy,...

Letter to my son’s Kindergarten Teacher

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This past week we had Kindergarten orientation.  My son rode his bike there as my husband and I followed behind pushing the baby in...