Talking to Kindergarten Parents

by Jen Lee Reeves on August 28, 2011 · 6 comments

in 2011, Kindergarten, School

We jumped into our first full week of school and it seems like Jordan is getting into the flow very comfortably. She does this to me. We head into a huge transition and she just flows into it. Her teacher says things are going well… Most kids are very understanding of Jordan’s difference. Her biggest problems on the playground lately has just been her strong-willed personality butting up against strong-willed boys who try to boss her around. All-in-all things are going really well. Earlier in the week, the school sent out a letter I wrote for Randy and I to all of the parents of Kindergarten kids. That’s every parent, not just the parents of kids in Jordan’s class. I had written it from the guidance of a letter that was pre-written from a Litte Fins club member in Minnesota. We modified ours and told a few things about this site and Jordan’s characteristics. What stinks is the version that was used mention’s Jordan’s little RIGHT arm… when it’s her little LEFT arm. Whoops. Well… the message was probably more important that the specific arm. I have rewritten the letter so anyone can rewrite it for their family’s needs. I feel terrible for swiping it from another parent who made it available… but I honestly can’t find the original link where I downloaded the letter. If anyone knows where I found it, please leave a comment and I’ll update this post. In the meantime, here’s a look at the letter. If you click on the link to this letter, you can choose to download it in a .docx or .txt format so you can rewrite it and use it at your school! Thanks to Born Just Right reader Melissa for requesting this letter so she can use it too! Generic Version Letter

By the way – if you’d like to see some of the other ways we prepared for Kindergarten, check out this post.

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Melissa August 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Thanks Jen for sharing the letter. That is exactly what I was looking for. I have also used your book and modified it for Ella as well. I am meeting with her teacher tomorrow afternoon to talk about her time at school and will be taking these aids along with me to show her. I love the blog!! It’s been very helpful lately. I only wish I had come across it sooner!

Jen Lee Reeves August 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

That’s so great. I look forward to hearing how it goes – feel free to email me: jen [at] or post something on our facebook page:

Meg August 31, 2011 at 9:28 am

Awesome!!! I need to link to this post because I know there are so many people who would find this helpful! (Like me next year!!) 🙂

Bess Posada August 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

This is fantastic! Even though Oliver is still in the preschool he has already attended this will be wonderful for this year, when children (now 3 years old) are more verbal and direct… Also, where can I find this fabulous book that you made? Is it on the site. You are paving my road for me!! Love the site, and love all the pics :).. Go Lucky Fins!

Jen Lee Reeves August 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Hi Bess! Here’s a link to the book:

Feel free to download and print it out!

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