As part of Georgia Home Classroom, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has identified key skills for children getting ready for kindergarten through third grade. These skills will help families understand what children have already learned and can expect to learn when they get back to school. The guides are available in English and Spanish.
Getting Ready for Kindergarten // Preparacion para jardín infantil
Getting Ready for First Grade // Preparacion para primer grado
Getting Ready for Second Grade // Preparacion para segundo grado
Getting Ready for Third Grade // Preparacion para tercer grado
Getting Ready for Fourth and Fifth Grades (COMING SOON!)
The “Getting Ready” video lessons below feature K-5 Georgia teachers breaking down the skills on the Getting Ready Guides while suggesting practical tips for out-of-school learning. They provide insights from “what they see” as students come back to school in August. A primary goal of the videos is to support families and summer educators in preparing for the upcoming school year.
Coach Kenan Woods, a K-5 physical education teacher, demonstrates the seven basic active motor skills K-2 students will learn. Caregivers can practice these skills with their children over the summer to help them get ready for K-2 physical education.
Ms. Seides, a Georgia kindergarten teacher, shares ways caregivers can help their children get ready for kindergarten over the summer.
Karen Garland, a K-5 science teacher, shares what new concepts rising second graders can expect to learn and ways caregivers can help their children get ready for the new school year over the summer.