Welcome to Kindergarten! Our day begins promptly at 8:45 and ends at 3:22.
My philosophy is such that children are always on the move and engaged in activities. The children are constantly learning in different environments. I have the children involved in whole class activities, small group activities (centers) as well as individual activities. I find by changing the learning atmosphere it keeps the children engaged and excited.
In kindergarten we are very busy and need to refuel our little bodies, so you will need to provide your child with 2 healthy snacks each day. Please include a small finger food, napkin and water.
The children will be able to purchase a lunch or bring their own from home. The children eat lunch everyday in the cafeteria. The teachers do not eat with the children, there is a lunch aide and 2 to 3 specials teachers that are present everyday.
Before lunch the children go outside on the playground. They will have a half hour of recess everyday except for days that the weather conditions are too severe. Please make sure to dress your child appropriately according to the weather. Please also make sure your child comes to school everyday with shoes that have backings.
In our Full day Kindergarten program we have the children have a 20 minute "Quiet Time". The children are asked to relax their bodies and their minds while I play books on CD's, the children really seem to enjoy this.
Your child may come home with occasional homework based on a need for remediation or enrichment. The homework will reinforce and communicate to you what we have been doing in class and what your child may be having difficulty with.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime with any questions or concerns.
I am very excited about having another fun filled school year with your child!
All good things,
908-832-2594 ext. 3007 Kschaub@tewksburyschools.org