We strongly believe Kindergarten should be fun. We begin each year chasing the gingerbread man around the school to introduce the students to our building and staff. We enjoy stories about fabulous characters. We learn about science through non-fiction reading. We learn poems and songs. We learn how to read by weaving our phonemic awareness and phonics skills together. We use hands on manipulatives to teach math skills and build number sense. We take field trips to museums, farms, and the Memphis Zoo. We invite people into the classroom to share special interests and skills. We use smart boards, computer and tablets as well as flash cards, puppets, and chalkboards. We have workstations and play centers.
From the Teacher
By the end of the year our students are able to read decodable readers, discuss what they are learning and why it is important, add and subtract numbers from 0-10. But more importantly, they have had a chance to become part of the Pickwick Southside Family. They interact with students from all grade levels and have wonderful role models for their educational life.
“I love the honest, true way five year old’s view the world. I love that they keep me young. I love to tell stories from my day. I love teaching Kindergarten.”- Martha Crawford