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: 2016-2017

As the population of Rochester grew and the village transformed into a city, the city needed to develop safe and efficient ways for its citizens to get around. In this expedition, kindergarteners will build on their understanding of community and will examine the transportation problems Rochester faced as a growing city and how the city solved those problems. Kindergarteners will learn how roads and bridges help connect members of the community with each other; how public transit can provide transportation options for people without cars and help reduce traffic; and how laws, signs, lighting, and snow removal help keep people safe. Students will engage in service work in their local community by partnering with local organizations focused on helping all members of Rochester’s community have access to public transportation.

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!



Keri Gonzalez - Teacher

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Jolene Walter - Teacher

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Sarah David - Teaching Assistant

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