Over a dozen up-and-coming Kindergartners visited Highlands School on Wednesday and were given a tour by Principal Brian Jetter to check out their future classrooms and meet their teachers.
Kindergarten Teacher Bonnylin Covey students are always nervous going to a new school, primary concerns being avoiding getting in trouble and making friends.
“Kindergarten is going to be fun and I want the room to look inviting, when we’re in here we’re all a big family and we take care of each other,” said Covey. “We want the students to enjoy coming to school and not be scared.”
However, the transition from Pre-K into the big leagues comes with more responsibility.
“They can get books from the school library,” said Covey. “Plus, they have more accountability and have to keep up with their homework folder, and they are expected to come in and unpack and get ready by themselves.”
Kindergarten Teacher Margie Potts gave parents a breakdown of a typical week that includes reading lessons, learning sessions in groups and one-on-one work, P.E., music, art, recess, and time in the computer lab.
Potts added that students begin Kindergarten at different levels and the more letters and sounds they know the better, and writing their name and being able to count to 20 is a good start this August.
Editor’s Note: The current school closures have no effect on the information in this article at this time.