• Countdown to Kindergarten

    We are excited that you will soon be joining the EPS family. Stayed tuned throughout the year for helpful tips, resources, and advice from kindergarten experts at all of our elementary schools that will ease your child’s transition into kindergarten.


Ask an Educator: EPS Educators Offer their Advice

Advice from Community: Parents, Students, etc.

  • EPS Parent, Catalina: How a cultural liaison helped me feel connected at EPS

    EPS parent, Catalina, credits Blanca Diaz De Leon, Spanish-speaking cultural liaison, for helping her get connected at EPS and making the transition less difficult. Catalina shared her experience to encourage current Pre-K parents to contact the cultural liaisons when they need assistance or have questions.

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  • Summer Birthdays: How to know if your child is ready

    There are many parents who struggle with the decision of when to send their child with a summer birthday to kindergarten. Countryside parents, Sonika and Atul faced this decision with their daughter last year. Sonika and Atul shared how they navigated their decision to help current PreK parents who are faced with a similar dilemma.

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  • On the Shelf – Recommended reads by EPS media specialists

    Summer Reading Resources

    Summer Reading Resources by Cornelia Elementary Media Specialist, Sherron Gaughan

    • Brightly Summer Reading Lists - Brightly organizes age-specific summer reading lists.
    • Reading Rockets Summer Booklists - Reading Rockets compiles an annual summer reading guide arranged by age and reading level.
    • Starfall - Starfall allows kids to enhance word recognition, explore letters and sounds while improving reading comprehension and fluency.

    Past Book Recommendations

    Normandale Elementary Media Specialist, Lynnea West recommends these books for making connections in kindergarten

    • Give Me Back My Book! by Travis Foster and Ethan Long
    • We Don't Eat Our Classmates Ryan T. Higgins

    Countryside Elementary Media Specialist, Kathy Koepp recommended these books to help kids with kindergarten expectations.

    • My Kindergarten by Rosemary Wells
    • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff
    • Look out Kindergarten, Here I come by Nancy Carlson
    • Max Goes to School by Adria F Klein and illustrated by Mernie Gallagher-Cole

     

Kindergarteners in classroom

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