Kindergarten: Beginning of the Journey
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The goal of kindergarten is to lay the foundationof acceptable behaviors and attitudes that make a "good" student. The St. Louis school system traditionally provided three days before the beginning of the school year in which parents could come to the school to register their children. When a child was registered for kindergarten, parents were given a green brochure outlining the kindergarten experience. It described activities designed to prepare the child for reading, arithmetic, and "school adjustment". The information supplied by the parents at the time of registration was only a portion of the information the kindergarten teacher possessed about the children when they first entered her room. Special service personnel at Attucks School as the librarian and the social worker, there was also a speech teacher who worked both with individual students and entire classrooms. It was a policy of Attucks School to assign the speech teacher to each of the kindergarten sessions for one-half hour per week.