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Junior Kindergarten

Goals & Expectations
jk.jpgJunior Kindergarten is a transitional year in the life of a young child. The first several months of school are dedicated to helping children adjust to their new surroundings and routines. We work with families to develop independence as students transition from home to school. Activities are developmentally appropriate and include sand, water, painting, play dough, music, cooking, writing, drama, blocks, dramatic play, reading, math, computers, games, and puzzles. The Junior Kindergarten program values play as a vehicle for learning. Children love to play and it provides them with opportunities to develop physical competence and enjoyment of the outdoors, understand and make sense of their world, interact with others, express and control emotions, develop their symbolic and problem-solving abilities, and practice emerging skills.

Each grade at the Morse School also includes a Basic Academics/Services classroom for students who have moderate to severe disabilities across various domains. Students are included with their general education peers to the maximum amount possible as deemed appropriate by the IEP team.

Class Activities and Special Programs
In the past, some classroom activities and special programs have included:

  • Visit to Public Library
  • Family Picnics
  • Field Trips (Franklin Park Zoo, theatres, local business....)

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