Kindergarten is the best and MOST important year in your child's school life!
This is the year your child learns to love school while developing self-confidence and
self-control, and showing growth socially and emotionally, as well as academically.  It's a year to have fun finding out what school and learning are all about!
Welcome to Kindergarten! 
  We are so excited to be starting another year with new little ones coming to our class!  Many of the children are siblings of other students I've taught, and some of the children come from parents that I taught- years ago!!  This is my 47th year of teaching 5 and 6 year olds!!   All-Day kndg. is the BEST EXPERIENCE for your child!!  We have LOTS of time to do many, many fun things: reading, writing, math, science, social studies, art work, field trips, P.E., music, library, recess and all the kndg. activities that make this first year of school so very special!  Teaching is one of the most important jobs I could ever have- I LOVE working with the children.  Come visit us- we're here every day!!!   We are in class from 8:55-3:30.  We're always busy learning and having lots of fun!  Music and P.E. two times a week, and Library meets one time a week.                                                                           
 Our 2017-2018 friends:
Micah, Camryn, Anna, Abigail, Riley, James, Evan P., Caden, Ayden, Hannah, Orion, Kendall, Robert, Zoie, Jackson, Evan S., Damien, Sophia, Dallas, Maeve, Catherine, and Reagan
We went to the Fair in September and learned lots about the animals that were there.  Many thanks to our volunteer drivers!  Our next trip will be October 18 to a farm.  We are hoping the sun and warmer temperatures last until then.  Last year we had to cancel at the last moment because of a HUGE storm that was coming that morning!  That was a first for me, 'cause we've never missed a field trip.   We have lots more field trips planned from now until June.  This year we're lucky that our trips will be a little cheaper for parents, because I wrote a grant last spring and was awarded $1000 for the 3 classes to share for the costs of part of our adventures!   In February, we are going to a play at the Pantages, and in March, we are going to the Children's Museum to explore activities, science, and art!                         
The children are already BUSY learning all kinds of things since school started, and I have a lot of fun teaching and learning with them!   Our class will excel in reading and reading readiness activities as well math, writing, science, and social studies.      
Last year's 2016-2017 class read almost 4000 books and took tests on them!    They are now really GREAT 1st graders!!!  The only problem... they want to come back to Kindergarten!  We're just starting to read books for the 2017-18 class now- first with parents reading to us, and soon... we will be reading to parents!
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    See MORE pictures of us in the 2016-17 Pictures section of the "menu" to the left!!!  Soon there will be 2017/18 pictures up to see!  Sorry, still not up!!