Preschool graduation speeches are done to acknowledge the accomplishments the children make during the school year. When conducting preschool graduation speeches, there are certain areas that educators should address. By doing so, they are recognizing their student's hard work as well as providing well wishes as the children head to kindergarten.
Write down specific ideas of what you will be talking about with your students and their parents. You can address specific instances that happened during the year and talk about the students group or individual achievements. Have an idea of how long your preschool graduation speech will be. For example, if you are having a party afterwards, you may want to keep it brief, so you can spend more of your time celebrating with your students and their family's.
Speak directly at your audience and maintain eye contact. Remember to smile, because this is an important day for your preschoolers! If you can, use examples from the school year to solidify your message. You do not want to sound generic or have your audience think your speech is scripted.
Conclude your speech by wishing your students best of luck in kindergarten and the years to come. By doing this, you are showing your students that you genuinely care about them and their future. This will give your preschoolers something to remember you by.
Greet each student and their parents before and after your speech. Tell your preschooler that you are proud of what they have done and who they are becoming. Remind them of something special that they did during the year that you noticed. By doing this, you can recognize each students individual accomplishments during the school year. It is better to do this in a one-on-one setting rather than including it in your speech as some parents may view this as favoritism.
Participate as much as possible in any event before or after graduation. This shows parents that you genuinely care about their child. By doing so, parents may notice your deeds and provide recommendations to your principal. This in turn will have long-term benefits for you as an educator!