About Kindergarten

Children in our full day kindergarten begin the process of becoming lifelong learners and friends. Immersed in a print-rich environment, our youngest students are presented with an authentic purpose for literacy through expeditions. They engage in reading groups, experience literacy through songs, drama and art, and work on letter study and phonics concepts. Expedition work naturally encourages our kindergarteners to learn to work with their peers and solve conflicts peacefully.

As our kindergarteners transition into first grade, teachers continue to develop literacy skills through reading and writing workshop, songs, drama, and art. During expedition time, expectations increase as children apply their developing literacy skills to research and writing. Students begin to develop their number sense through a variety of experiences, daily practice, and finding math in the world around them.



Kindergarten Classroom Expeditions

Season: Winter School Year: 2017-2018

Kindergarten received a new gift from the Gift Book to launch our new Expedition: a puzzle! When the Kindergarteners collaborated to put the puzzle together, it revealed a diorama some of them recognized from the Rochester Museum and Science Center. We journeyed to the RMSC and asked many, many questions about this interesting image and the real thing it shows. Who are these people? What are they building? Where is this picture supposed to be? Is it in the woods? Is it here? What is that deer for? When is this picture from? We don't know yet, but we intend to find out. Kindergarteners now begin an expedition into the world of question words, sentences, communities, and people who lived long ago. We will use images, stories, and informational text to answer these questions. Kindergarteners will investigate how communities use their resources, what makes a sentence a sentence, and how people use rules and roles in their community. For their final product, Kindergarteners will use an image and their words to share true facts about real communities.

News & Announcements
Welcome to Kindergarten!
  • PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Wear sneakers and comfortable clothing!
  • Please make sure to send in a complete set of labeled extra clothing for your child.  We keep these in our classroom  in case of accidents.  

Here is our class newsletter!



Maggie Deutschbein - Teacher

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Daisy Spencer - Teacher

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Ashlee Henderson – Teaching Assistant

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