In kindergarten, we will begin building the foundation for your child’s success both in school and in their everyday life. Creating a positive, joyful outlook towards school and lifelong learning is a core focus in our Kindergarten classroom. Students will learn the power of never saying "I can't", and how it can be applied to all areas of life. They will learn to think like scientists through hands-on academic challenges of all forms--including daily core curriculum lessons in language arts and mathematics, as well as small group activities, learning centers, and a variety of themed units. We will also integrate science, social studies, art, physical education, music, and much more into our classroom learning along the way! Through it all, we strive to find joy in the process of learning--not just the results.
"My job is to make you think. Your job is to think. Frustration is inevitable for all of us. Tell us what you think, and tell us how you got there. THAT is the destination. LET'S THINK!" --Author Unknown
Our classroom motto, as quoted above, focuses on the power of thinking and the process of learning--not just the end result. We embrace mistakes and celebrate failures, because that when your mind becomes free to learn from them in order to build stronger, deeper, more meaningful connections. When there is no fear of failure and kids are free to think in a limitless way--that is when the magic happens!
Your child will receive a personalized education in Kindergarten to ensure that their educational, social, emotional, and physical needs are all met. We will set very high academic learning goals for your child, and work together to pursue growth in the deepest and most meaningful way. Together, we can help make this a tremendously memorable year for you and your child! It all starts with high-quality communication, teamwork, and dedication to always doing what is in the best interest of your child.
We will set the bar incredibly high in all academic areas, but my biggest dream for each student goes far beyond that. I hope they learn the power of spreading joy to others. I hope they discover the positive impact you can have on yourself and others by thinking selflessly in a world of selfishness. I hope they discover that the journey through anything means so much more than the result. I hope they discover how much more you can do as a team that you couldn't do alone. In the end, my highest hope for each child is that he/she leaves Kindergarten as a better citizen, friend, family member, learner, teammate, helper, and overall person than they were on the first day of school.
Thank you in advance for the love, support and commitment from home that it will take to make this year special--and welcome to our Kindergarten family!