Welcome to Kindergarten! Kindergarten Parent Night, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Blankenship and Mr. Dunn
On the Other Side of the Door On the other side of the door I can be a different me As smart and as brave And as funny or strong As a person could want to be There’s nothing too hard for me to do There’s no place I can’t explore Because everything can happen On the other side of the door.
Meet the Kindergarten Team! Mrs. Amanda Blankenship Originally from the United States Third year teaching in Shekou. Has taught 8 years in kindergarten and 2 years in Grade 2. Loves to scuba dive, cook, go running, and read. Favorite Book: Oh the Places You will Go!! by Dr. Seuss.
Meet the Kindergarten Team! Mr. Patrick Dunn Second year teaching kindergarten at SIS; seventh year in the classroom Hobbies: reading, writing, spending time with my family Favorite book: I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
What do we learn in kindergarten? We believe children learn best through . . . Purposeful play Active, hands-on learning A developmental approach Working cooperatively
Social Studies Units of study in Social Studies . . . All About Me Me and My Friends Me and My Family Me and the Environment
Celebrate China! To celebrate Chinese culture, we made lion dancers . . . . . . and received lucky red envelopes from our Chinese teachers.
Everyday Mathematics background Developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Based on research about how children learn and develop mathematical power Provides the broad mathematical background needed in this century.
In Everyday Mathematics you can expect to see…. A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations; An instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly; Frequent practice of basic skills, often through games ; Lessons based on activities and discussion, not a textbook ; and Mathematical content that goes beyond basic arithmetic.