Back to School Around the World

It's back to school we go
I found this wonderful book about how students prepare to go back to school around the world and thought I would share some of the contents with you.

I think the information provided in this book is for school-age children, so I have also provided links for preschools in those specific countries.

Note from the Author: “I have tried to capture the diversity of school experiences.”

This would be a great book for social studies; talk to your students about how each student’s class is different in comparison to their own.

Children in Kenya

The students either share a desk or sit on a straw mat, they go to school from January to November. 

Early-Childhood-Education-in-Kenya
http://softkenya.com/education/early-childhood-education-in-kenya/ption

Children in Kazakhstan

The first day of school in Kazakhstan is a celebration, the students bring flowers to their teacher and one new student is chosen to be carried around to be introduced to the other students. 

Kazakhstan
http://ortcom.kz/en/news/preschool-education-in-kazakhstan.1915n

Children in Nunavut, Canada

Their school year starts in the middle of August and ends in May. The students learn English and Inuktitut. 

Nunavut, Canada
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674new_preschool_a_place_to_grow_for_nunavut_communitytion

Children in Australia

For Australia’s children, school starts at the end of January and ends mid-December, and the students go to school from 9:00am- 3:00pm.

Australian
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/preschool-rates-lag-world-but-graduates-set-the-pace/story-fn59nlz9-1226671091915aption

Children in Japan

Japanese children begin school in April and attend school five days a week and two Saturday mornings.

 

Japan
http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat23/sub150/entry-2797.htmltion

American Children

Most of our pre-school students have been in school throughout the summer, so they really don’t have¬†a first¬†day of school. However I do try to rearrange the room, provide back to school bags and make labels for the table, so the students have a specific seat. This makes things more exciting and new¬†to¬†them. I think that all students should have some form of summer¬†vacation¬†so they will return refreshed and ready to learn.¬†

Hard at work- bristle blocks

 

The information about each school was from the book ” It’s Back to School We Go! By Ellen Jackson. ¬†The portion¬†of American children is based on my experience working in the Early Childhood field. I also provided additional information for your reading pleasure. Hope you enjoy it, let me know what you think.

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