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EGRPS Kindergarten Presentation 2014
Transcript of EGRPS Kindergarten Presentation 2014
Kindergarten Class of 2027
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Free Choice Time:
Our Core Mission:
Our Instructional Philosophy:
Our School Day:
Young Fives Process:
play is the work of children
developmentally appropriate instruction
"Meeting kids where they are"
As families and children begin their journey with EGR Schools, our goal is one of joy and excitement.
School Starts: 8:20 AM
Morning Recess: 10:15 - 10:30 AM
Lunch & Lunch Recess: 11:27 AM - 12:13 PM
Afternoon Recess: 2:00 - 2:15 PM
Dismissal: 3:25 PM
"The tech savvy kindergartener"
"Small group opportunities
across the curriculum"
"Learning through play"
"To be a better reader, write
and to be a better writer, read"
"What's it all about?"
"Hands on, minds on"
"Learning beyond the classroom walls"
"Inspiring students globally"
"Reaching the whole child"
Children who are five years old by August 31st are automatically placed in full-day Kindergarten.
Children who will turn five between September 1st – October 1st qualify for placement in half-day Young Fives, if parents desire and room is available.
Parents of children who will turn five between July 1st and August 31st who would like to be considered for Young Fives placement must complete and return the Young Fives Questionnaire found on our website
Parents of children turning five between October 1st and December 1st who would like to enroll their child in Young Fives/Kindergarten must complete the required waiver found on our website along with the Young Fives questionnaire and return both to our District Office by June 1, 2014.
A nurturing and engaging environment
Highly qualified and caring teachers
Educating the whole child with an aligned curriculum
After the video, please stop by to speak with us in the lobby if you have questions or just want to introduce yourself!
Young Fives: Goals
Love for school
…the Gift of Time
Fine motor development
Social & Academic growth
Learning the rhythm of the school day
Curiosity – learning through exploration
Young Fives: Basic Day
AM: 8:15 -11:25 PM: 12:15 - 3:27
Reading, reading, reading!
Recess / Snack
Center Time – Handwriting, math, reading, writing, science
Weekly Specials – Gym, Library, Music, Computer Lab, Reading Buddies