It's that time of year. The time for the 5 year-old roundup for kindergarten! My kindergarten team just held a very organized, easy, and effective night.
First the parents and their kindergartner(s) met in the cafe for introductions and a brief overview of schedules, school rules, important facts, and etc. conducted by the building principal. Then the parents were sent to explore the kindergarten wing and to complete sign-up forms and make appointments for pre-screening.
The parents moved freely between registration and the activities in the five kindergarten classrooms and the art room. The principal announced a suggestion to move to a new activity every 10 minutes to keep the crowd flowing.
One classroom teacher read a story and gave each child their very own copy of the book Mrs. Bindergarten Get Ready For Kindergarten.
The Math Room:
The Language Arts Room
The Science Room
The Music Room
The Art Room