Goshen Friends School
Kindergarten Web Page - January 2017
Happy New Year to all!
In kindergarten we will continue to celebrate the New Year by setting the stage for exciting learning and new experiences. We will explore new math, enjoy more reading and writing, and develop creative opportunities and community awareness focused on kindness.
Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. reminds us of great courage and peace. His vision was simple - be kind to one another. To honor his strength and ideas for peace and caring, we will participate in a school service project that includes collecting coins for our own good deeds and acts of kindness to those who need help. This project ties in so nicely with the special concepts that we discuss; peace, patience, helping others, noticing kindness to mention a few. The goal is to establish community and learning to work and play together.
With winter here, we will embrace the season and learn about winter animals to include, Penguins, Polar Bears, and various birds.
In literature, we will compare writings by Jan Brett, “The Mitten,” and “The Hat.”
Our math is alive with bundles of tens, up to 70 and practicing logical thinking skills associated with the concept of more, fewer, and the same.
January is the “jumping” month for the learner as the connection of all experiences become a life skill.
In Peace and Friendship,
A quote from Martin Luther King: “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of education.”