SAN ANTONIO – Students still have a couple of months left before the end of the school year, but many elementary schools are opening up kindergarten registration.
This week is kinder roundup at Northside ISD. Northside's annual Kinder Roundup is held April 4-8, 2016.
It gives parents an opportunity to not only register for school, meet teachers, check out classrooms, and to help ensure there is a space for their child at their neighborhood school.
"It’s like the best grade ever! It’s like I never, ever, ever want to leave kindergarten. Ever," shared 6-year-old kindergarten student Julianna Zuniga.
Myers Elementary teacher, Bonnie Taylor, has been teaching kindergarten for 26 years. She told KSAT12 News what she loves most about her job is watching her students learn.
"Seeing them at the very beginning and they are new little sponges that like to soak up everything and when they do and start to apply it to their reading and math-just how their love for learning just really starts to grow in kindergarten," said Taylor.
From 7:35 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, her 22 students are learning the basics of reading, math, science, and social studies through different classroom activities.
"I like to learn a lot," said kindergarten student Sophia Medellin.
"I read 'Green Eggs and Ham,'" added her classmate Marshall Bush.
"Math,” replied 6-year-old Izzy Taylor, “because you might want to be a scientist one day."
"I didn’t know what pluses were. I didn’t know what addition means. No, I didn’t know none of that, but when I was in kindergarten, when I was six, I was learning (that) one plus one is two, two plus two is four, four plus four is eight, eight plus eight is 16, 16 plus 16 is 32 and I'm getting all the way up to 200," said Zuniga.
While these students still have a couple months left in school before they moving up to first grade, schools like Myers Elementary are already planning for the year ahead.
Kindergarten registration opened April 4 and parents are being encouraged to enroll their children as soon as possible because classrooms fill up pretty quick. Myers Elementary has a cap for about 110 kindergartners.
"Once we reach our maximum capacity, the child may have to go to another school that is not their neighborhood school," explained Taylor.
7,500 kindergarten students are expected to enroll at Northside ISD for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
If you plan to enroll your child, make sure to bring the necessary documents for registration and contact your neighborhood school for more information on how to register.