Welcome to Vista Grove’s Kinder Prep Program. We are excited to have you join us in some activities to help your child be ready to enjoy the Kindergarten Program next year. There are many ways that we can prepare our children for a year of fun and learning. This month we are continuing to emphasize ways we can countdown to Kindergarten.Helping your child to recognize his/her name in print is very important. Beginning in Kindergarten their things will all be labeled with their first name. Being able to recognize their name will help them find the place to hang their backpack, or where their boxes of supplies are located. Likewise it is also important for them to be able to write their name. In writing their own name, I would stress that they begin early to learn to use a capital letter at the beginning and lower case letters for the rest of their name. In Kindergarten we also stress the proper way to hold a pencil. I call it “Pinch Bird” in that the thumb and pointer finger pinch the pencil between them.
Tuesday January 17th 6:00 p.m. –7:30 p.m
To register, call(480) 924-1500 Vista Grove Prep Academy, Grant Wood Boys and Girls Club 221 W. 6th Ave Mesa, AZ 85210 Thursdays, March 9, 16 & 23 6:00p.m.–7:30p.m. Free Parenting Workshop Includes FREE materials & gifts for attending! Kinder Prep. Join us for an interactive parent-child workshop held once a week for three sessions for parents/caregivers and children from 3 to 5 years old.Kinder Prep pre-literacy workshops focus on the skills needed for entrance into kindergarten in language and literacy; social competence and social-emotional growth; and pre-math literacy. Sessions focus on inexpensive, at-home activities known to encourage brain development.Help prepare your child’s brain for school. Register today!
As a parent of three teenage boys I still find myself reminding them of simple things that I have taught them thru their lives. My boy's tell me with each reminder, "we know mom", "you don't have to tell as each time mom", but after much reading I find I do have to remind them. It is shown that as parent's we must have consistent reminders to them, that with each reminder that we impart in their brain's they hopefully transfer to their children.
We know that the role of parents in their child’s education is crucial: to guide, structure, teach, coach, encourage and set the stage for success. But we also know that we must follow the theological model of tzimtzum (setting the stage for another to succeed and then humbly retreating making room for them to engage freely). We shall not always be present for our children, and we need to allow them to absorb the lessons of life. Hugging too much or too little leads a child to struggle with affection. Getting involved too much or too little in social and academic life is detrimental.
Loving our children means doing what is best for them not what feels most right for us. So those little reminders such as "did you do your homework", chew with your mouth shut", "do you have everything organized for the morning", do count. In the years to come when they are talking to their children and say, "I sound like my mother", I think that is a good thing and I thank my parents everyday for the simple reminders they gave me.
Some simple values require consistent reminders.
January 3, 2017
News from the Kindergarten Bee Hive
I hope that you all had a great holiday with lots of family time and fun. The first week back will be a review of procedures besides a general review of all the things that we learned last semester.
I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to all the parents who supplied treat bags, cookies, cupcakes, hot chocolate and other treats for our Winter Party. We had a great time.
Congratulations TO Emmanuel Vargas, Darian Jimenez Vega, Kirra Showers and Symon Rigor for their part in using good character and positive attitudes for the entire semester. They