St. Louis Park Senior High, St. Louis Park, MN
Bachelor of Science in Education, University of River Falls, WI
Master of Science in Education, University of Minnesota
Mrs. Jayasekera (Mrs. J)
Park Center Senior High, Brooklyn Park, MN
Bachelor of Science in Education, University of St. Thomas
Master of Science in Education, Bethel University
Hi Kindergarten families,
Just wanted to remind you that the Park Brook website - http://schools.district279.org/pb/ - is a great resource to keep you in the loop with school information and learning activities.
Under the “Students” tab, you’ll find links to tons of great computer games that your child can access from home or the county library. And, if you check out the “Classrooms” tab, you can scroll down to “Kindergarten” to find our monthly newsletters if you should ever misplace yours or need an extra copy.
Thanks for ALL you do to support your child’s education!
Angie Jayasekera (Mrs. J J)
Welcome to our new Kindergarten Students--Class of 2029
Here are four ways you can prepare your child for kindergarten:
1. Read to your child. There are many books to choose from at the public library.
2. Find fun ways for your child to learn the letters of the alphabet.
* When out for a walk point out a letter and have your child find the same letter on another sign.
* Talk about what is written on a sign. For example, a 'stop' sign begins wtih the letter 's' and practice what the sound the letter 's' makes.
* Talk about the letters in their name.
* Play a game of 'can you find the letter ____' when you are out for a walk
* When cooking, point out letters on the box, such as a box of rice. "What letter does rice begin with?" "Yes, the letter 'r' says "rrrr"".
3. Count with your child.
* Count the steps you take when you go for a walk
* Count yellow flowers.
* Count coins
* Count swings on a swingset
* Have fun counting!
4. Exercise. Not only can you have fun with your child, but kids who are fit and get 60 minutes of exercise a day are prepared to learn and make greater academic progress.
* Play at the park
* Go for a walk after dinner
* Play catch
* Have fun!