In my mom group, it is well known that I was a teacher in my past life. Because of this, I am frequently asked questions about education and if I’m being completely honest, sometimes I insert my normally shy self into the conversation even without being asked. I’m passionate about educating little humans. Today, I did just that. I inserted myself into a conversation about how to prepare a 4-year old for kindergarten and now I want to share with you.
In a SUPER informal “study,” I asked all of my kindergarten teacher friends what they wished their students knew BEFORE starting kindergarten. The number one thing they ALL said was social skills. They have to begin teaching curriculum almost immediately. This is nearly impossible to do if you have 20 five-year-olds who do not know how to behave when their parents aren’t around. Teachers cannot teach academics if their students do not know how to behave. There are five specific social skills that teachers wish for most: coping skills, sharing/taking turns, following directions, problem-solving skills, and knowing when to ask for help.
Problem Solving Skills
Ask For Help
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