"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."--Mark Van Doren
Our Kindergarten Enrichment Program is entering into the spectacular “SPRING “season. We will continue our weekly themes and focus on a letter and its corresponding sound. We will also continue to discover and explore our world through science activities. Art and movement are another important component of each week's activities. We will explore our campus with outdoor activities. We will be learning about plants and gardening as well as nature and animals. We will be ending the year with a focus on the creatures of the sea.
Teacher Sharon, Joyce and I work closely with Teachers Kara and Chris to individualize academic and social growth in each of our Kindergarten students. We have been enjoying The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by Frank L. Baum. We will be acting out the book in costume as well as watching a cartoon of the story. We will compare and contrast the book and the animated story. The children have their own individual word rings that they continue to create and then illustrate in a corresponding book. The Kindergarten Enrichment children love to listen to stories and are enjoying making predictions about these stories. We carry our stories over our three day" Enrichment Week" practicing information recall, patience, and fostering a love of reading. Our next book will be Rikki, Tikki, Tavi by Rudyard Kipling. We have learned about snakes and reptiles in our unit on pets. A mongoose is not a pet we learned about yetvery rich and exciting text. Although the movie is scary, my past classes adored the book.
Important Upcoming Dates
APRIL 23RD- IMAGINATIVE LISTENING SHELLEY NIXON 2PMAPRIL 27TH TO 30TH- INTERNATIONAL WEEKAPRIL 30TH – 5:30 PM ONE WORLD CAFEJUNE 4TH- LAST DAY OF ENRICHMENT
Teachers Dierdra, Sharon and Joyce
Graduates of Quaker elementary schools know themselves and are able to recognize the strengths of peers. Because they are effective communicators and creative problem solvers at an early age, the fifth graders approach transitions with self-assurance. They are not only prepared for a middle school setting; they are “ready” in every sense.