Every year is a challenge in kindergarten! I’m excited to meet my incoming kindergarten class this year and start a fun year of learning. I'm lucky to work at an amazing school with very supportive parents. I can't wait to see what this year brings!
My students are inspired by what is around them, enthusiastic to learn new things, compassionate about our environment, and ready to take on the world!
Kindergarten is usually an active group (they should be!) and I try to provide engaging activities to keep them moving. My kids love hands on acticivities and I enjoy finding exciting ways to introduce Kindergarten skills while still having fun. We are not a worksheet only classroom, I encourage my students to be creative and think outside of the box. We strive to become not only good Kindergartners but good citizens.
I'm hoping to eliminate the use of disposable water bottles as well as provide safe water to drink in my classroom. If every student in my class used 1 disposable water bottle every school day for the entire year, that would equal 3,600 plastic bottles. If I could provide clean, cold water, hopefully that would encourage students to bring in a reusable water bottle daily.
Recently our drinking water has been the topic of many town hall meetings.
I get my personal water supply from the same source as the school and lately the smell and clarity has been so bad it's not usable. Large algae blooms in the supplying lake have been the cause. Saxitoxin and many other blue-green algae toxins are not federally regulated in drinking water (as reported in the July 30th article by Jim Waymer, environment reporter at FLORIDA TODAY).
Concerns about safe drinking water are occurring around the country. I'd love to eliminate any fears our parents may have as well as encourage the use of reusable water bottles.
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