Preparing students for kindergarten and engaging pre-K students is a huge undertaking. Introducing children to early reading and math concepts, beginning their social-emotional learning, and working with them on physical abilities such as motor skills is the basic foundation for this age.

Adding to this is the fact that pre-K teachers also need to help students who’ve likely never been in an academic setting understand the mechanics and expectations of a classroom.

Related: 3 great ways to supercharge student engagement

To accomplish everything we need to with pre-K students, we must provide a highly engaging classroom experience every day.

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  • About the Author:

    Valerie Donaldson is an elementary teacher in Georgia’s Clarke County School District. She can be reached at donaldsonv@clarke.k12.ga.us.