Kinder Kares…

You’ve heard it said before:  “All we really need to know we learned in Kindergarten.”  There’s gentle group of caring souls who strongly believe in the power of Kindergarten everyday.  Pictured left to right are Michelle Spradley, Lauren Bergvall, Karyn Story, and Roanna Nanney.  Each of these talented teachers gives heart, mind, body, and soul to our Kinder friends everyday!

Beyond the basic academics of expected curriculum, these leaders of young learners focus on the “how” and “why” aspects of everything from building relationships with peers and adults to sharing ideas with big hearts to having fun while learning challenging new material.  For many of our Kinder friends, it is their first experience in “real school.”  Great strides are made during this important year of instruction and these ladies will attest to the overwhelming growth (physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally) each student makes throughout the course of the school year.

Visiting classrooms and interacting with our new Kinder friends is a warm, fuzzy experience for me.  These smiling faces LOVE to share their work, their ideas, their stories, and all the family secrets.  As I tell Kinder parents in particular, “I’ll believe about 50% of what they tell me about you if you’ll believe about 50% of what they say about us.”  Sharing just comes naturally.

Whether you’re a first-time Kinder parent or a veteran, we welcome you to join us throughout the year for many school “firsts” in our Kinder classrooms.  Take lots of pictures and capture those magical moments…they grow up fast!  Be brave and volunteer to read or assist on a project in the classroom and do some active lunch duty with us so you experience the “real” feel for Kindergarten.  After all, if it were really that easy, wouldn’t everyone want to be Kinder teacher?!  🙂

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