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Get Set for School

The Home Connection

Get Set for School helps make the transition from home to the Pre-K classroom fun and happy for both students and families:

  • We provide tools that encourage teachers and families to work together.
  • We help teachers understand what children already know when they enter school.
  • We involve parents when planning for instruction that supports and builds on ways that children learn at home.

Get Set for School lessons and activities incorporate familiar objects or information from home to facilitate the connection for children.

For Parents

 

For Teachers

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Suggestions

  • Get to know the Get Set for School curriculum and the concepts your child will be learning.
  • When your child learns a new concept (like new letters or words), continue the conversation at home.  For example, ask “What is the first sound in alligator? What is an alligator? Have you seen an alligator? How many legs does an alligator have?” You can help reinforce what they are learning, in a friendly way.
  • Help your child work in My First School Book or any materials that she brings home to help her understand concepts being taught. Share new ideas and help her incorporate those into lessons learned.
 

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Suggestions

  • Send home a welcome letter for parents outlining the curriculum and concepts that children will learn throughout the year.
  • Share with families a checklist of activities or ways in which they can work with their children at home.
  • Use My Book for literacy and I Know My Numbers for math to provide additional home connections and record a child’s understanding and progress.
  • Copy activity pages such as “Aim and Scribble” and “Aim and Trace” from My First School Book to give children extra practice at home with parents.