Teacher:   Mrs. Colleen Middlemiss
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Co-Teacher:   Mrs. Cathy McLoughlin
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Welcome to Kindergarten! We are "Beary" glad to meet you!

The theme throughout classroom and the year is bears. There are bears everywhere! Mr. Bear (the classroom bear) has a mystery item or items in his basket each day. The children are detectives and have to try to figure out what Mr. Bear wants us to learn about for that day. Mr. Bear's basket might even contain a few surprises for the children.

The kindergarten class involves an interactive approach to learning skills and concepts. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum through the use of a smartboard, computers and Ipads.  Many manipulatives and real life examples are used in the classroom, as well. Our lessons each day vary between whole group and small group instruction.  By utilizing the small groups, we are better able to meet the various needs and learning styles in the classroom. The children are encouraged to explore the world around them and to be proud of their accomplishments. We are an active classroom where each child's voice is heard. The class motto -- always try your best -- helps each child to feel proud of what they are capable of doing.  We also foster our school motto -- choose kindness first and make good choices.

Check out the monthly newsletter page to see the many interesting topics being discussed in the classroom.

If you are interested in learning more about our kindergarten program and the school, please come for a tour of Bishop Dunn on a Touring Tuesday or to the Open House on a Sunday in January.