Welcome to K/1 Multiage. Seven years ago, Mrs. Mccormack and I had a vision of creating a program that optimized learning for our students while creating a family-like atmosphere. We researched and visited schools that implemented the Multiage program and fell in love with the philosophy. At the present time, we have three K/1 and three 2/3 classes. Each year I am amazed at the manner in which the children care for each other, the peer tutoring, self-motivation that happens naturally and the love for learning expressed by the children. When I observe these behaviors, I know that this is a more powerful way to teach children rather than sorting them into age groups which places them in a competitive situation.
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Day 1: P.E.
Day 2: Music
Day 3: Media
Day 4: Technology
Day 5: P.E.
Day 6: Art
We take pride in offering our Multiage family events. These are wonderful events for both students and parents to get to know one another.
Many times, parents are asking what we need in class. After much thought, I decided to put together an Amazon Wish List. The list contains items that we could use for our flexible seating and STEM bins. If you are interested in purchasing, you will need to:
When you walk into our classroom, you will notice that we do not have ordinary tables and chairs. There are a variety of seating options, which the children choose throughout the day. This is actually based on the Starbucks model, where you can choose a couch, stool or chair to sit. So, what are the benefits?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. STEM education is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides hands-on learning experiences for students. The teaching and learning goes beyond the mere transfer of knowledge. It engages students and equips them with critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills, and ultimately establishes connections between the school, work place, community and the global economy. STEM also helps students understand and apply math and science content, the foundations for success in college and careers.
STEM will be a part of our Math workshop. You will see students collaborating with others while creating and designing their own ideas. We will also have STEM Friday, where the students will be participating in a hands-on activity while sharing ideas and creating designs. I am also hoping to implement a school/home connection by having families participate in a specific STEM activity.
Heron Heights Multiage