Community·Posted on Jun 15, 2018Kindergarten Teachers, Tell Us What You Want Students And Parents To KnowTell us what you think will help them get ready for a great year of school.by Terri PousBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Starting kindergarten can be an overwhelming time, both for kids and parents — but kindergarten teachers know that there are a lot of things that can help prepare parents and kiddos for what's ahead. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Pixar / Via gifimage.net For example, they don't have to spend the summer teaching their child how to read, as long as they know a few sight words. Ridofranz / Getty Images These are words that are used frequently and are often difficult to sound out, like "she", "my", and "been". Also, accidents definitely happen, but it's probably a good idea to take kids on a school bathroom test run (if they can) before the school year starts to make them feel more comfortable. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Pixar / Via whattheflicka.com And if something does happen, packing a change of clothes in your child's backpack will help soften the blow. Oh, and if they're worried about any separation anxiety, try progressively backing off and letting them be more independent or planning more playdates. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Universal Pictures / Via giphy.com Kindergarten teachers, tell us what you want parents and students to know for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!