It’s already time to get ready for kindergarten

This school year has a ways to go, and next school year is even farther off. But if you have a child who will enter kindergarten in the fall, it’s not too early to start getting them ready.
    In an email interview, Wauneta-Palisade kindergarten teacher Dawn Doetker said there is much to do before a child starts kindergarten, and in a lot of different areas — everything from actual skills to behavior.
    “Kindergarten is the foundational base that gets them ready to develop skills by starting to learn to read, learn to write, and learn foundational math skills,” Doetker said. “It is very rigorous at times and WP has to follow the Nebraska State Standards. It is different for little ones because they are not used to coming full-time (all day) to school. It takes a little time for some students to adjust to the full day and rigor of kindergarten.”
    The Wauneta-Palisade School District has a preschool program aimed at 3- and 4-year-olds. They go a half-day Monday through Fridays.

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