Starting kindergarten is an important milestone in every child’s educational journey and may have parents asking: “how do I know if my child is ready for kindergarten and how do I help prepare them.” Incarnation School is hosting a free virtual event inviting parents to join us on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for an informative, interactive opportunity to discuss the social-emotional, motor skills, and academic progress needed before entering kindergarten. Most important we will offer parents of 2-5-year-old children 10 things you can be doing right now (without having to quit your job) to help get your child set up for life long learning.
Topics we will cover:
Social and Emotional Development
- How to prepare your little one to be independent and cope with separation
- How to get your future student to follow directions
- Is potty training a big deal?
- How to guide your little one to verbalize their needs in full sentences
Fine and Gross Motor Development
- Pencil Grip: Is handwriting really still a thing?
- The importance of teaching your child to cross the midline.
- How to Manage Clothing
- Name recognition and writing name correctly
- Does my child need to know all of their letters?
- How high should a Kindergartener be able to count?
Meet our Presenters
Christine Trombley is lead teacher for Preschool, Early Fives, and Extended Day program. She is also Dayton Flyer with a BS degree in Education K-8, she has her reading endorsement and she also has her Master’s degree in Reading from University of Dayton. Christine taught Kindergarten and first grade for five years before staying home for a couple of years with her two children. She returned to Incarnation to teach Early Fives seven years ago. She loves that she can see her own children in the hallways throughout the day and feels blessed to be part of an amazing school community.
Lisa Grunder is the lead teacher for the Incarnation Kindergarten team. She is a Dayton Flyer with a BS degree in Elementary Education with a Specialization in Kindergarten. She taught extended-day kindergarten and first grade for 5 years in the Miamisburg Public School District before staying home to raise her four children. Lisa feels blessed to have been teaching for the past thirteen years at the same school that her children attended.
Dawn Lekan is the lead teacher for the Incarnation first grade team. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Elementary Education. Dawn started her career teaching first grade for four years at a bilingual school in Las Vegas. Since returning to Dayton with her husband she has been teaching first grade at Incarnation for the past 17 years. She has three amazing children who also attend Incarnation. Everyday Dawn feels blessed that she and her family get to be a part of this faith-filled, extraordinary school.