your secret to kindergarten success

clarifying kindergarten readiness and equipping parents & kids for a strong kindergarten year

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As a teacher, I often heard parents using academics as a form of discipline without realizing it AND without realizing the unintentional negative side effects. We tend to think “the more the better” …

Kindergarten Readiness

July 19, 2022

Discipline and school work

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Kindergarten readiness is quite a hot topic. There are various “checklists” and lots of articles that talk about “emotional regulation” and none tell parents what really counts for kindergarten readiness and how to tackle it. Since kindergarten readiness is so commonly misunderstood, we’re diving into a few common myths.  If your child knows all their […]

Kindergarten Readiness

July 13, 2022

3 myths about kindergarten readiness

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Summer as a parent is amazing because you get so much more time with your kids, and it’s also exhausting because … you have so much more time with your kids.

Kindergarten Readiness

July 6, 2022

Quiet time with kids

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What is Kinder with Mackenzie My mission is to clarify kindergarten readiness and equip both parents and kids for a strong kindergarten year. Kindergarten is a rigorous year now, so it’s especially important to send your littles into the year with a strong foundation. Most people are told that knowing all of their abc’s is […]

Kindergarten Readiness, Uncategorized

June 30, 2022

Kindergarten Readiness with Kinder With Mackenzie

kindergarten teacher

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There are two types of writing: writing for content and physical handwriting. In kindergarten, they work on, practice and use both!

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May 17, 2022

3 ways to support your kindergartener’s writing skills

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How to get your child listening without bribing them We’ve all been there. Your child is not doing what you want (or need) them to do, they’re throwing a fit, and you realllllly just need to get moving. So you tell them “just put your shoes on right now and you can have the iPad […]

Feelings, Listening, Relationship Building

April 20, 2022

BRIBES – HOW TO AVOID THEM, WHAT TO DO INSTEAD

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Kindergarten readiness includes being familiar with the letters and sounds of the alphabet, so how do you do that with your preschooler?

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April 12, 2022

PRACTICING THE ALPHABET / kindergarten readiness

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When I say “Kindergarten readiness” what comes to mind? Knowing letters, some numbers, maybe drawing/coloring or art projects. It’s no secret that kindergarten is much more rigorous than it was 20 years ago, but true kindergarten readiness does seem to be somewhat of a secret. There are two parts: academics AND what’s called social/emotional. In […]

School Success

March 29, 2022

The 2 parts of kindergarten readiness

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Okay so you don’t need to fully stop saying these things, but you DO need to add in some other verbiage when you say these things, or at least start mixing it up. Why? I’ll break it down below. Kids become whatever we say they are and whatever we repeatedly tell them or however we […]

Listening, Relationship Builders

March 15, 2022

3 THINGS TO STOP SAYING TO YOUR CHILD RIGHT NOW:

stop saying these 3 things to your child

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Every day your kiddo has some iPad time, and every day it’s a struggle to get him/her off of iPad time and onto the next thing. Some days it goes fine, but more often than not it takes a bit of time to transition away from the iPad. This could be for a number of […]

Behavior Basics, Teacher Tips, Time Savers

March 1, 2022

INSTALLING ROUTINES

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