Are you running orientation for Kindergarten programs? These Transition to School packs can be used to help support students in preparing to start school.
We initially created these packs in lieu of face-to-face Transition Sessions during Covid. However, they were so well-received by our incoming students (and their parents) that these packs will continue to form part of our Transition to School program moving forward, even once we are able to run the face-to-face sessions again!
SO, WHAT DO WE INCLUDE?
TRANSITION TO SCHOOL TASK CARDS
Included are 36 task cards with various skills that parents can be working on in the lead up to starting school.
We provide students with a Write and Wipe plastic sleeve and a whiteboard marker, along with a range of tracing mats:
- Letter formation
- Number formation
- Name tracing
- Line/shape tracing
FINE MOTOR & NUMBER ACTIVITIES
- Playdough name mat + tub of playdough
- Pipecleaner and beads
- Colours cut/paste printables
- Number matching mats
Keeping open lines of communication with parents is so important. Parents can be just as nervous as their kids about starting school- particularly if it is their first child!
- "Preparing your child for school" handout- this provides parents with comprehensive information about what they can be focusing on with their child in the lead up to school, as well as what to expect on the first day of school.
- Fine Motor Activities grid
These packs can be a lot of work, but they are definitely worth the effort. I recommend making it a team effort- many hands make light work!