"They also like to share them with principals," said a smiling Dana Warnecke, the Eisenhower Elementary School principal.
By the time children get to first grade, teachers now expect them to be able to read simple words, write simple sentences and be ready to advance their learning. While she said first-grade teachers will appreciate the work of the kindergarten teachers, their efforts will not make the first-grade teachers' job too much easier.
"First-grade teachers have had the bar raised for their classes as well," said Warnecke.
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