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K-1 Classroom

Welcome to Kindergarten / First Grade!

In the kindergarten/first grade classroom, children’s days are brimming with peer interactions, time for quieter independent work and play, meaning-making, dialogue, choice, and social-emotional experiences. Children are supported by nurturing, kind teachers who believe children have a right to be co-creators of their own projects and curriculum (within and beyond the school day), and that children have a right to childhood. Teachers integrate and prepare a robust classroom environment for stories and literacies, numeracy, and social action, honoring the deep need for young children to be in relationship with their teachers, friends, objects, and learning.

A developmental approach is taken to assure children's’ conceptual growth in literacy, mathematics, the arts, science, and social studies. Children work in whole class, small groups, partners, and as individuals to differentiate leaning opportunities. The K-1st grade class has a master head teacher, co-teachers, and student teachers from The College of Education.