Welcome kindergarten families and friends:
The preparation for kindergarten is complete! The room is prepared to embrace and greet our new kindergarten class. Brown Bear, Little Echo, Owl, Miss Aa, and our other special guests are eager to connect with each student.
Around the room are various visual boards to engage the children. A special one is titled “Flowers of Friendship.” Each flower will contain a picture of a student. Our special friendship bulletin board awaits a picture of each child to complete our community. When complete it will demonstrate the class as a growing garden of friends working and playing together.
Children and families have also been preparing for this first day of kindergarten. Pre-school and other developmental experiences have helped to create this bridge into lower school. When the children arrive on the first day the magical journey begins.
The following are some of the highlights that will begin our year together:
In language arts emphasis will be on speaking, listening, reading, writing, literature, and discovering our own voices. Experiences and dramatic play will be inspired by poetry and creative writing.
In math the fun begins with numbers and counting to the 100th Brain gym exercises are available to support mind and body experiences.
This year Goshen Friends School will honor and explore specific geographic regions to create global awareness. Thailand and Ireland were countries selected on parent and community interest. Puerto Rico is the first U. S. territory selected by GFS due to its diversity.
The playground is now ready looking like a ballpark before the game. The stillness seems too loud until the little voices are present experiencing creative play at its fullest.
The journey is about to begin as thirteen kindergarteners and their teachers cross the bridge into joyful learning.
Teacher Chris, Teacher Sharon, and Teacher Kara welcome all families and children into the community of GFS.
We foster a welcoming environment of diversity, where all are valued and respected as unique individuals.