Learning About The History and Future of Education
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Learning About The History and Future of Education

Hi there, my name is Monique Willis. Welcome. I am here to talk to you about the history and future of education. The early schoolhouses introduced students to an educational journey unlike anything they have ever known. Most kids would learn the family trade and little else in those days. With school, they could learn information outside their families’ wheelhouse to pick up a new trade or simply expand their knowledgebase. On this site, I will talk about the way education has evolved and will continue to change through the years. Plan to visit my site on a regular basis to learn more. Thanks for visiting.

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Learning About The History and Future of Education

What Will Your Child Learn In Kindergarten?

Corey Craig

If you have a young child who will soon be attending kindergarten, you might be wondering what they will learn. It will be the first classroom experience for many kids since some children do not attend preschool or a Head Start program. 

Think of it as preparation for your child to become a full-time grade school student the following year.

It is important to remember that while your child will learn some key things about these topics, kindergarten will merely be an introduction to them.

Reading

Your child will be properly introduced to reading when they attend kindergarten. They will begin by practicing the alphabet and learning what sounds each letter makes. Once they learn these skills, they will begin using them to sound out words.

The fundamentals of reading will be taught to your child through letter and word exercises, group reading sessions by the teacher, and independent reading of simple beginner books. Remember that this process will take place throughout the entire school year, and it is okay if your child has very little reading skills before starting kindergarten. It is less about fully teaching them to read as much as it is getting them used to books and preparing them for first grade.

Writing

When your child attends kindergarten, they will practice writing as well. Writing is closely connected to reading, so they are two skills that are best acquired at similar stages.

Your child will begin by practicing writing their letters, before eventually moving on to writing sight words. Sight words are short words that children use and see often in their daily lives, like "the," "you," and "me." By the end of the school year, they may even be able to write short sentences.

Math

You are probably wondering how a kindergarten-aged child could do math. At this stage, your child will mostly be learning counting skills and begin grouping certain numbers of items. Slowly, they will be introduced to very basic addition and subtraction. For example, they may do exercises where they start with a set number of items and then take a certain amount away.

Social skills

When your child attends kindergarten they will learn how to properly socialize—particularly in a school setting. They will gain lots of experience interacting with their peers and learn to be respectful to everyone. If you are lucky, you may even notice improvements in their behavior at home.


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