Kindergarten Program Options

Woodbridge Farms School Kindergarten programs for the 2017-2018 school year:

Morning (half-day) program operates Monday-Friday

Full-day program operates

  • Monday/Wednesday along with some Fridays
  • Tuesday/Thursday along with some Fridays

Please contact the school office for detailed information about any of our exciting and dynamic ECS classes. 

More information regarding kindergarten registration can be found on our EIPS website.

Kindergarten Orientation August 29, August 30 and September 1

Kindergarten class orientation will be held on August 29th, August 30th and September 1st. The children will only attend school for one half-day orientation time. 

Please check the orientation letter sent to your home from the school for your specific day and time. 

Please send a snack with your child for the orientation day.  Also please be prepared to only stay for the first 10 minutes of the orientation to fill out some forms and help sort supplies.  To encourage independence, it is much easier for the children if parents do not stay for the orientation half day.  There is no bussing for kindergarten students on these orientation days.  Regular busing will begin on Tuesday September 4th.

 

Please note for Morning Kindergarten (K AM) there is school on Tuesday, September 4th, and no school on Wednesday, September 5th as it is early dismissal for staff meeting. Thursday, September 6th will have a regular schedule again.  

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Hello and welcome to Woodbridge Farms Elementary School! A common question that typically comes up in Spring and Summer is, “what can I be doing at home over the next few months to prepare my child for Kindergarten?” Below we have listed a few resources for you, in order to help your child prepare for the upcoming school year.

http://www.eips.ca/programs-services/kindergarten

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/what-to-expect-grade/preparing-kindergarten

http://www.starfall.com

Please keep in mind that these are just suggestions and that some of the examples listed on these websites are above and beyond what we are expecting. We appreciate anything that you are doing at home with your child to prepare them for the Fall, as every little bit counts. Thank-you for your support. We look forward to working with you this upcoming school year to provide your child with a wonderful first year of school.

What Can You Do to Help Your Child Prepare?

Practice sharing:

  • Arrange play dates
  • Play board games
  • Taking turns

Set a routine:

  • At least a week before school begins, start going to bed at a normal time for a school night. Have your child get up, dressed, and fed the way you expect them to on a school day

Teach the importance of listening:

  • Look at who is talking
  • Do not interrupt
  • Think about what is being said

Show your child the importance of learning, by learning at home:

  • Letter play (uppercase, lowercase, sounds)
  • Have you child practice printing their name (starting with an uppercase letter, then lowercase)
  • Reading with your child and asking them questions about what was read
  • Sorting
  • Counting (counting aloud to 10, counting up to 10 objects)

 Encourage independence:

  • Encourage persistence in a task. Encourage your child to calmly ask for help when they cannot find a solution to a problem
  • Leave your child with a trusted adult for a few hours at a time
  • Have your child dress themselves when going outside
  • Expect your child to clean up when they are finished playing

 Invite questions:

  • Give your child confidence to ask questions. Let them know that it is okay to tell an adult if something is hard to understand

More Activities:

  • Sing songs (ABC song, nursery rhymes, days of the week)
  • Draw pictures
  • Colour pictures
  • Trace simple shapes
  • Make simple crafts
  • Play with play dough
  • Use child scissors
  • Lace beads
  • Puzzles
  • Lego
  • Blocks
  • Play outside (running, jumping, climbing, playing with a ball, skipping, etc.)