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Arts institute aims to activate brains

...opposite sides of the body - was critical."We're activating the brain," he explained.Carol Stanton, a kindergarten teacher from Tongass School of Arts and Sciences, said that she uses rhythms - and especially the more challenging crossing...
Arts & Entertainment
Reading scores soar at Aurora Borealis

...teacher Julie Ball substantially modified an existing reading program that advances students' reading levels, kindergarten teacher Luke Oliver said. The program takes a phonics-based approach to teaching reading that begins the first week...
Pet projects

...out in their community, said Cindy Thomas, a kindergarten teacher at Mountain View."Kindergarteners are and realize they can make an impact."The kindergarten teachers' brainstormed ways their students could help...
School Briefs

...30 a.m. at Redoubt. This informal meeting will be an opportunity for the parents and students to meet our kindergarten teachers and principal. We hope you can join us. We want to make sure that your child's first year in school...
End of the year

...beach, kindergarteners sang songs about friends in front their families and received graduation certificates. Kindergarten teacher Robyn Zinszer said the end of the year can be difficult because the students and their parents or guardians became...
A captive audience

...of the school. As the students read in pairs, Lucy and Moon went from group to group listening to the kids. Kindergarten teacher April Kaufman said one of the goals with younger students is to develop a love for reading. Having a captive audience...
Board hears about district-wide space issues

...available for use, but the space issues have put a strain on at least one teacher in addition to the students. "A kindergarten teacher has been waiting for that classroom and has been waiting for this whole year and teaching out of boxes," Fenya...
11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month in the year 2011 dedicated to Veterans

...just this last week I had a family member that died in Afghanistan," 5th grader CJ told the Dispatch in an interview, "My plan is to go into military service someday, actually that was what I told my kindergarten teacher," he said.
Pre-K classes expand

...their Pre-K classes are critical for their transition to kindergarten, Nikiski North Star Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kim Trammell said. "You can tell as soon as they walk in the door which kids have been in Pre-K and have not...
A first day for everyone: New school year brings new students, parents, teachers

...third-largest school in the district, after Kenai Central and Soldotna High, Cook said. Currently, there are three kindergarten teachers with 25 students in each class, Cook said. The school is near its limit for class sizes. A relocatable classroom...


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