What makes our kindergarten unique? Look here at an excerpt from Ms. Patty’s Friday News from the second week of school:
Our second week in Kindergarten has been a busy and productive one. We are continuing to build a class family by stressing the importance of being kind. We are also learning to better communicate our feelings using the “peace chairs.” We are having “silent time” in our morning circle and discussing ways we can calm ourselves and feel peaceful. Our intention in these and other class rituals is to help the children learn ways of negotiation and self regulation. These skills will not only help them develop as good citizens but are also needed for optimal growth as learners.