Ministry of Education, Guyana

Parenting Tips

pt-20130924-2Having a child go off to Nursery school is always marked by joy that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things; and marred by sadness that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things! The best way to ease the transition to school is by doing some “homework” of your own to make yourself and your little scholar ready for the first day of “BIG school”.

In this section, we will look at four (4) important areas where you can help yourself and your child be best prepared for nursery school and a lifetime of success. These areas are:

I view teaching as teamwork—as a collaborative process between the children in my class and myself. As a team, one of the first things we do at the start of each school year is set “shared agreements,” which is a kid-friendly way of setting classroom rules and limits. Our class understandings are our foundation for success. It sets a tone for the kind of environment in which we want to learn and grow. Examples of these understandings are “walking feet,” “keep your hands to yourself,” and “use kind words.” These are not imposed rules that I create; the class and…
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