Kindergarten Gradual Entry *revised schedule
“Transition to school is an important time for children, families and school communities. Research suggests that children who make a smooth transition and experience early school success tend to maintain higher levels of social competence and academic achievement.” (Alexander & Entwistle, 1988; Early, Pianta, & Cox, 1999; Luster & McAdoo, 1996; Shepard & Smith 1989) p.30 “Supporting Early Success.” Educational Leadership Vol 68 No 7 April 2003.
What gradual entry will look like at Aberdeen Elementary in September 2017:
Tuesday September 5, 2017: No school for Kindergarten students
Wednesday, September 6th & Thursday, September 7th Small groups are divided alphabetically by surname. (Your child will attend one of the following sessions)
A-L: 8:30– 11:00 M-Z: 12:00– 2:30
Friday, September 8th & Monday, September 11th Small group (Your child will attend one of the following sessions)
M-Z: 8:30– 11:00 L-H: 12:00– 2:30
Tuesday, September 12th – All K students for the morning only Parent-teacher interviews in the afternoon.
Wednesday, September 13th – Full days for all students begin.
Our Kindergarten teachers are Sandra Fortems, Cari Crawford, and there will be a new teacher for Montessori class this year. We hope this is a wonderful year for both you and your child.