Goals and Expectations
is a transitional year in the life of a young child. The first several
weeks of school are dedicated to helping children adjust to new
surroundings and routines. There is a strong emphasis on social skills
as well as academic skills.
are developmentally appropriate and include sand, water, painting, play
dough, music, cooking, writing, singing, drama, blocks, dramatic play,
reading, math, computers, games, and puzzles.
Our classrooms use an approach called The Responsive Classroom to help build a caring community. Its key components are:
- Classroom Organization
- Morning Meeting
- Rules and Logical Consequences
- Academic Choice
- Guided Discovery
- Assessment and Reporting
The goal of this proactive approach is to build a classroom into a
learning community where high social and academic goals are attained.
Class Activities and Special Programs
In the past, some classroom activities and special programs have included:
- Family picnics
- Field Trips (Franklin Park Zoo, theatres, local business....)