Emphasis of the program will be on exposure, not mastery. This is the first part of a two-year kindergarten program at Bowman School. All domains of early learning and development will be addressed: physical/motor, social/emotional, early literacy, language/communication, and cognitive development.
~ To help each child develop the skills necessary for future academic success ~To help each child become proficient in expressing themselves through language, art, and music ~To help each child extend their knowledge and understanding of the world around them ~To help each child increase their appreciation and understanding of their home environment and their community ~To help each child work with others and build confidence by working in small-group activities ~To help each child establish a foundation for future work habits ~To provide necessary services to any child with special needs ~To continue to make a strong connection between home and school ~To provide a nurturing, structured, and loving environment in my classroom
Formal and informal assessments will be used to plan and to inform instruction, to identify student needs and to evaluate the transitional kindergarten program.