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Welcome to Kindergarten!

I am honoured to be the Kindergarten at Banded Peak School. It is truly a privilege to teach, build a relationship, and grow with Kindergarten children throughout such an exciting year for students and families.

I look forward to my second year at Banded Peak. I came to Rocky View Schools with years teaching experience in lower elementary and have taught internationally, most recently teaching at an international school in Colombia where I developed my passion for early literacy and inquiry- based learning. Living and teaching in global settings has taught me the power of building community and I love to connect with the new students and families of Banded Peak.

I believe that children need to foster their individuality and learn through inquiry and many different modes of expression. In our child-centered environment we will develop a love of learning and construct meaning through exploration, movement, music, art, and language, as well as engage with the outdoor environment and local community. The concept underlying our “Discovery Time” centers is that children learn through play, where they have choice in activities and authentic, hands-on, enriching learning experiences. I am excited to spend this year providing children with meaningful experiences through which incredible growth can occur.

Assessment in Kindergarten is balanced, where varied sources of information are collected and documented as evidence of learning. Observation of children at play and conversations with them about their learning provides rich evidence of understanding. Assessment is used to provide descriptive feedback to the child and families, and to plan the learning environment. With support, children will also begin to reflect on their learning and develop self-regulation skills.

Please visit our Kindergarten blog at http://schoolblogs.rockyview.ab.ca/kycraig/ regularly, where you can find photos of our classroom activities and updates. The password will be provided to you by the teacher.

 

Thank you for partnering with me this year!

Sincerely,

Kyla Craig

Email: kycraig@rockyview.ab.ca

 

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