Kindergarten is a place for children to learn and grow. The kids at our school are a very active and curious bunch, who are eager to explore, learn, and grow.
For many of these students Kindergarten is their very first experience with school.
They are not only learning new languages, routines and academic skills, but also how to handle social situations in an unfamiliar environment.
Our students come from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Many of our students receive free/reduced lunch and participate in a program that provides food for them to take home for the weekend. We also have several ELL students with a variety of native languages (Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin, to name a few). So not only are they trying to learn the ins and outs of a structured school program but are also learning a new language and how to communicate in new ways.
Kindergartners spend a lot of time on the floor. Whether it be circle time or centers, a lot of time is spent working and sitting on the floor. I will be moving into a new classroom that has a cold, hard tile floor.
The Fun and Phonics Rectangle carpet will provide a warm and cozy place for students to work and learn.
The bonus is that they can practice their phonics skills using the letter and pictures that edge the carpet.
I am sure the children will enjoy and appreciate having this warm and cozy place to play and learn.
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