School always gives new psychological challenges, and the most important one is forming the «position of a pupil». In kindergarten, lessons are taught in the form of games, kids often do «what they want», and not «what is necessary». School and lessons altogether is a whole new system for a child. «The position of a pupil» it is an ability to listen and absorb information. The parents’ main aim during this period is to motivate and help their children adapt to this new position, that means to help them to be responsible, listen to the teacher and in general become «a pupil».
You can start with small things like daily routine — prepare the schoolbag or keep the diary together — helping your child get used to daily activities of a pupil. These «rituals» for the new status of a child, and are very important during the first weeks at school.
Parents should show interest in their children’s life. It needs to be done in a way that would make your child feel that what is happening with him at the moment is very crucial for the parent, but at the same time it should leave child’s personal space, make him responsible and confident.
Parents should always ask their
In Cambridge international school the transition from kindergarten to school is quite «mild». All teachers have teacher’s assistants who are always ready to help children and if there any difficulties, parents can always visit the school counsellor.
The University of Cambridge has over 100 libraries. The central library alone (the Cambridge University library, or the ‘UL’) has approximately 8 million volumes, and is able to request a free copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland.
One book in the CIS Festivalnaya library that I recommend is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
School is one of the best periods of your life. Some friends that you find in school stay with you for the rest of your life.
Here at our school, each student can choose a club they like the most. In this issue, we would like to tell you more about the Journalism Club.
Dr. Carol Dweck devised the terms ‘fixed’ and ‘growth’ mindset to describe the attitudes people have about their learning and intelligence.
Global Perspectives is a new Cambridge course that we are implementing this academic year at Festivalnaya.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition.
We have some exciting news on this sunny day!