Parents are preparing for a major new release this week: KinderGarten English Worksheets.
Parents, teachers and the media are expected to gather on April 22 at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood to see the latest version of the beloved English worksheet that’s been a fixture of the classroom for nearly 40 years.
The movie opens on April 25 and is being distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, which has a long history of producing the worksheet.
K-12 English Worksheet is an iconic source of inspiration for educators across the country and a major source of the content on the worksheet.
The worksheet is a collaboration among educators from elementary, middle and high school classrooms.
The materials have been available in the classroom since the 1960s, with the original, a version that was published by the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of Teachers.
The latest version is based on a collaborative effort by a group of educators from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Pediatricians and the International Association of School Administrators, said Dr. Paul J. Pash, chairman of the AAP and chairman of pediatric endocrinology at Harvard Medical School.
The work sheets, which cover topics such as nutrition, physical and mental health, stress management and parenting, are available in grades 3 to 7.
In its latest version, the work sheets are designed to be more accessible to parents, said Pash.
The format has been updated with a color palette and new fonts.
“The color palette is more inviting,” he said.
“There’s no more blue, which is the most common color in K-8 schools.
Now we have brown, which makes the work sheet feel more adult.”
The latest edition of the workshewet is available online and through a subscription service, which costs $35 a year for parents who sign up.
The new edition has new information for parents, which includes a new interactive video, which features a child with autism, a new section on social anxiety and other topics, and more.
“Parents are going to get a lot more information about what’s in the new edition,” said Pamela E. Jones, the director of the American School Teacher Association’s Education and Media division.
“Parents are very excited about what they’ll find in this version.”
Parents who sign on to the subscription service also will have access to the latest edition.
The new version also includes a PDF version of each lesson, and a link to download an audio version of every lesson.
“This is a new edition that includes all the new information that’s in this new edition, and it is much more accessible for parents,” said Jones.