Welcome to Teacher Miss Rachel’s Little Llama Kindergarten!
In Kindergarten, we strive to develop a community of kindness. Our day is from 8:30 am till 2 pm. There are 20 students in our class. We start our mornings off with singing, daily gratitudes, and calendar time. Then we work on important language arts skills, such as rhyming, letters and their sounds, reading, and writing in a workshop model which enables students to work at their varying levels. After our literacy time, students will have snack, recess, and an elective. Our electives include art, movement, music, and science. Then, we transition into math, working on foundation math skills such as number formation, counting, adding, shapes, etc. In the afternoon, we have lunch, outdoor play, storytime, mindfulness, and indoor choice time, and then we end the day with some more time outdoors before pick up.
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Science and Social Studies are taught in themes, woven throughout the year:
In the Fall, we will learn all about friendship, and celebrate the similarities and differences between us. We will have a “Special Persons Day,” inviting someone who is meaningful to us to share pie and a small in-class performance. We will become engineers and participate in a variety of STEM activities. We will also learn about plant growth and attend a field trip at Food, Love Farm. Finally, we will plant tulips and look forward to seeing them bloom in the Spring!
In the Winter, we will learn about other cultures’ traditions, celebrations, and lifestyles. We will also learn about the water cycle and become weather watchers. Finally, we will learn about hibernating forest animals. We will take a trip to the library to encourage a love of books and literacy!
In the Spring, we will learn about the habitat of forest animals, by exploring trails on site! We will learn about and witness the life cycles of frogs and butterflies. We will create clay frogs at the Mud Hut and put on a production of “Metamorphosis: The Musical.” We will celebrate Earth day and learn about ways we can take care of the Earth. We will take a delightful trip to Buttermilk bend to observe wildflowers and butterflies. We will also visit Folsom Zoo!
At the end of the year, we will have a Portfolio Night to celebrate all of our hard work!
Field Studies/Events for this class:
Bierwagen's Pumpkin Patch $ 10
Food Love Farm $ 0
As If Studios $ 15
Kinder Play $ 4
Folsom Zoo $ 10
Train $ 3