I hear it a lot.
How do I know if my child is ready for FIRST GRADE?
He/she will be six.
Is he/she ready?
Well..as a “veteran”
FIRST GRADE teacher,
there are a few
lessons EVERY Kindergartner should know
BEFORE starting FIRST GRADE.
Here are the
5 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
you can help your
get ready for
How to be ready for first grade.
First and foremost…
they need to be able to
TIE THEIR OWN SHOES!
And KEEP THEM TIED!
There is NOTHING worse than kids
running on the playground
THEIR OWN SHOELACES!
I cannot teach 25 students to tie their shoes.
Parents…please…teach your kids to tie their shoes!
Let’s get ready for first grade.
In first grade…they will might..maybe will,
LOSE A TOOTH!
They will might have a “wiggle” tooth.
I WILL NOT PULL IT OUT!
“I promise not to put MY hands in YOUR mouth,
AND you will NOT put YOUR hands in MINE!”
Please..discuss this AT HOME!
Almost ready for first grade.
If your pants are too BIG…
get a BELT!
Not a belt with multiple straps, or a buckle that requires PLIERS!
PLEASE..a belt that can be put on and
Odds are..if the belt needs to come off…it needs to come off FAST!
Parents, please…teach your kids how to use it!
They are almost ready for first grade.
Pencils are for writing with…
NOT CHEWING ON!
They are NOT TEETHING RINGS!
Please keep them (and most other first grade tools)
OUT OF THEIR MOUTH!
So close to being ready for first grade.
and MOST IMPORTANT..
I am your TEACHER.
You may call me Mrs.
You may call me MOM.
I answer to GRANDMA.
I probably will answer to GRANDPA.
Treat me kindly.
Say nice things.
Follow our rules.
Give me a hug.
And we will have a wonderful year in
NOW…You are ready for First Grade!
GET THEM READY FOR FIRST GRADE! 🙂