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Kindergarten 2020: A new Beginning


For many kinders across Canada, this fall will look very different from traditional return to school plans. From homeschooling, to social distancing Covid measures in schools, to remote teaching, it will be a year of learning, with many opportunities and challenges as we learn and grow together.

In order to help with this transition, we have compiled some handy resources and booklists to help spark curiosity, and lifelong learning!


And remember, “Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some” (Fulghum, 1990, from All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten)


"All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"by ha_childrens

"Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody..." (Fulghum, 1990) #Childrens #Kindergarten #picture books #back to school

". . . tout ce que je dois savoir j'ai appris à l'école maternelle..."by ha_childrens

"Partagez tout. Jouer fair-play. Ne frappez pas les gens. Remettez les choses là où vous les avez trouvées. Nettoyez votre propre gâchis. Ne prenez pas les choses qui ne sont pas à vous. Dites que vous êtes désolé quand vous avez blessé quelqu'un..." (Fulghum, 1990) #les enfants #La maternelle #les albums #retour à l'école

Kindergarten Preparationby ha_childrens

#Kindergarten #children

Ressources pour le jardin d'enfantsby ha_childrens

#La maternelle #les enfants