NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOM

Latest news from the Kindergarten classes

Gingerbread Stories

Throughout the month of December, various versions of the folktale The Gingerbread Man were used to introduce and explore key elements of reading literacy in our Kindergarten classroom. Concepts such as plot and character identification, setting, and story structure...

Sound Wall

Phonological awareness is an essential part of learning how to read and spell. In our class, we use a sound wall to help students develop their phonemic awareness. A sound wall is a tool that is organized by speech sounds. It focuses on specific sounds and the...

Student of the Day

“Whose turn is it to be student of the day?’ This is a question that builds excitement in our classroom everyday. In our Kindergarten class, students get an opportunity to develop their leadership skills by performing the duties of student of the day. Each day, one...

Flexible Seating

When entering our Kindergarten classroom, the first thing you will notice is the absence of the traditional desk and chair layout. Instead, you will find several open areas with an array of seating options for the students to choose from.  Students can choose to sit...

Bridges Number Corner

Number Corner is an essential part of the Bridges math program used by PNA from preschool through 5th grade.  While a large part of number corner revolves around the classroom calendar, it is so much more than just finding today's date.  Using a spiraling theory,...

Good Morning!

  Such simple words but yet so powerful! At PNA, we start each morning with a morning meeting as part of the Responsive Classroom approach that we utilize in our classrooms. Morning Meetings are an integral part of our day as they build a strong sense of...

Building Strong Foundations

We've had a great start to the year in K,1 and 2.  Students were excited and ready to be back and to explore not only their new classrooms but the school in general.  Here is a quick glimpses of how we all started to build a positive learning community. PNA utilizes...

INQUIRE

TOUR

APPLY

Loading...