Classroom EnvironmentOur kindergarten classroom environment reflects real, relevant teaching and learning. Our classroom curriculum incorporates all the language processes (listening, writing, speaking, and reading) in a meaningful context using a balanced literacy approach that values purposeful reading and writing.
Our classrooms encourage children to see themselves as readers, writers, and problem solvers. We value the process as well as the product, and understand that all the children are unique individuals. The teaching process is based on what we know about how children learn. This is accomplished through the "workshop model", which allows for whole group, small group, and individual instruction each day. The workshop model emphasizes giving students the time they need to independently read and write across all subject areas.As kindergarten teachers, we strive to:- Immerse students in oral and written language, offering ample opportunities for
experience and practice.- Create a cooperative classroom where children are encouraged in a positive way and strengthen their social skills.- Create a literacy-rich environment, with classroom libraries that contain a plethora of books/genres to meet their independent reading level needs and interests.- Give children choice times during the day, where they have opportunities to be
responsible for their own learning.- Provide multiple opportunities for children to work independently, in large
groups, and small groups.- Provide frequent and relevant feedback to guide the students toward the goal of self-assessment.