Etymology

1. kindergarten

noun. ['ˈkɪndɝˌgɑːrtən'] a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school.

Etymology

  • Kindergarten (German)
  • Garten (German)

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Words that Rhyme with Kindergarten

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How to spell kindergarten? Is it kindergarden? Or kindergaten? Common misspellings are:

  • kindergarden
  • kindergaten

Example sentences of the word kindergarten


1. Noun, singular or mass
A pre-kindergarten class will specifically engage a child in areas that will be taught in kindergarten.

2. Verb, base form
Grade school teachers are those who teach kindergarten, elementary school, middle school or high school.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Students in grades kindergarten through third grade are learning to read.

4. Verb, past participle
Make a book illustrating key moments, both personal and academic, from kindergarten through fifth grade.

5. Noun, plural
By kindergarten, a child should be able to retell events of a story.

6. Adjective
Subtraction is a math skill that is not always easy for kindergarten students to comprehend.

Quotes containing the word kindergarten


1. I've always traveled with a picture of my daughter from 1989, her kindergarten school picture, that has 'I love you, Daddy' written on it. She's always made fun of me because I never changed that picture out. It's like my resistance to her getting older. It was the first thing she'd ever written to me and it means the world to me.
- Kiefer Sutherland

2. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please.
- Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity

3. Everything I need to know... I learned in kindergarten.
- Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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