Posted Date: 05/16/2019
Ms. Luebbering and her preschool class talked about kindergarten this week. What did they want to know about kindergarten? What kinds of questions would they ask?
The children wanted to know how high the kindergarten students could count, what kinds of games did they play and did they have a playground?
They were surprised to learn that kindergarten students go to school all day.
“How do they do that?” one boy asked.
The children were given the opportunity to ask their own questions when Ms. Ingle’s kindergarten class contacted Luebbering’s class on Skype a few minutes later.
As the preschoolers asked questions, Ms. Ingle called one her kindergarten students to the front of the room to answer.
They found out that kindergartners could count to 100, and Ingle added that they even celebrate the 100th day of school at Chanute Elementary.
They also learned that they’d have classes in physical education and music and art and they’d even get to go to the library to check out books to read. They would also get to eat lunch in the school cafeteria.
The kindergarten students said they liked “centers” and playing with magnets and other games in their classroom.
As far as going to school all day, Ms. Ingle told them that new kindergartners will start with half days for a week. When they begin staying at school all day, she lets them have a short rest time in the afternoon.