Books and Beyond: All Kindergartners can participate in “Books and Beyond,” our reading incentive program that rewards Kindergarten and 1st grade students for books read at school and at home. Parents help students keep track of their reading progress on recording sheets, and progress is tracked on a big bulletin board in their hallway. In the spring we have a special recognition ceremony honoring all of our fantastic readers.
Books and Beyond recording sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BTZDpY534yIa78s-PPIeFgWnIc7t0Hk3/view
What is special about Kindergarten?
Our kindergarten field trips take place here at Penny Road. We provide 4 different in-house field trips. The activities are all connected to our Kindergarten science objectives. Science for Fun visits each of our classrooms and presents hands-on learning activities on the topics of “Property Parties” and “Mini Meterology”. Mrs. Arlene Maynard brings her Animal Adventures program (which of course includes many animals for us to touch and look at) and presents on the topics of “Curious Creatures” and “Vertebrates and Invertebrates”. We love our in-house field trips and the students are always so excited when it’s time for another field trip!
Holiday Workshop: As part of our economics unit, our students take on roles of both producers and consumers. They make holiday gifts to sell at the end of the unit. If you are really good, you might see a gift with your name on it!
Where in the World Wednesday: We explore one country a month each Wednesday. We will learn about culture and traditions from that country, including food, clothing, music, art, hobbies, sports, and holidays. The countries we choose will be based on where the Kindergarten students are from at Penny Road. Take off For our first month we will be learning about Mexico.
Green Eggs and Ham: We celebrate Dr. Seuss Day and St. Patrick’s Day by doing a special breakfast of Green Eggs and Ham! Yummmmy!