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: Fall School Year: 2017-2018

Kindergarteners will receive lots of gifts in their first weeks of school – new friends, new teachers, new materials, and new experiences. They’ll also learn that our planet has many gifts to offer – some that sustain life now and others that tell the story of life long ago. The class will begin by exploring the gifts they give to one another each day by being friendly, helpful, and kind. They will learn how to use all of the gifts provided by the classroom and school to help them learn. Their attention will turn to the gifts of the natural world – resources that enable survival and leftovers from the past that give clues to what lived long ago. Students will examine fossils that tell of the warm sea that once covered this area, and will learn about each animal’s defenses. The final product will be a performance that highlights the “gifts” that allowed each creature to thrive in a prehistoric world.

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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