- Home to school and school to home communication is key. Please call, send a note, or email our staff anytime.
- Attend our school and family events, including conferences in November. Be sure to ask questions.
- Request additional meetings to ask questions and seek advice or input about how to help your child.
- Read through notices, information, and student work that are sent home.
- Get involved in our PTU or become a school volunteer.
- Understands that words have letter patterns that are connected to sounds
- Letter Knowledge ID Checklist
- Letter Sounds: consonant sounds and short & long vowel sounds
- Is skilled at taking words apart to decode them within the text.
- Is skilled at integrating cueing systems to read the text and self-correct errors; visual (does it look right?), structural (does it sound right?), and meaning (does it make sense?).
- Identifies Beginning Sound
- Understands the central idea in a text
- Understands the setting, events, and characters in a story.
- Is skilled at using drawing and dictating or writing to describe a single event or several loosely linked events.
- Understands the concepts of directionality and location of objects
- Understands the relationship between numbers and quantities and demonstrates the conservation of numbers.
- Knows numbers 0-20
- Counting (to 10, to 20, to 30, etc.)
- Understands addition and subtraction can be represented by using objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, or equations.
- Understands how to organize and interpret data.
- Understands "more" and "less" when comparing objects. Understands objects can be categorized by comparing their lengths and widths.
- Understands that length and distance can be measured using an appropriate measurement tool.
- Understand the basic characteristics of living organisms.
- Government and Civics: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
- Understands rules and their purpose in allowing groups to work effectively.
- Listens and follows directions
- Respects rights and feelings of others
- Behaves responsibly
- Completes assignments
- Works and plays cooperatively
- Participates/engages in class
- Demonstrates independent work habits
- Produces quality work
- Shows perseverance
Our mission is to educate all students through relevant and engaging instruction to achieve personal success and contribute to their community.
Our Vision is to be an innovative learning community preparing students to reach their full potential as leaders, learners and critical thinkers in a complex and changing world.
PK-4 Principal: Allison Kahkonen
5-8 Principal: Jason Richards
Assistant Principal: Samantha Pangburn
Director of Instruction: Renita Ward-Downer
Kindergarten Teachers: Mrs. Breau, Mrs Barry-Grant, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Willey, Ms. Hatch, and Ms. Lagrange
Phone: (207) 404-5700
Kindergarten is a year where kids are learning how to learn. We teach many academic skills as a foundation for future learning. Along with the many content area skills introduced, children are learning many valuable social skills.
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In English/Language Arts, kindergarten learning centers around our priority learning targets:
Language: Conventions: Spelling
Reading: Foundations: Letter Knowledge Checklists
Reading: Foundations: Word Recognition
Reading: Informational: Central Idea
Reading: Literature: Story Elements
Writing: Types and Purpose: Narratives
In Math, Kindergarten priority learning targets are:
Geometry: Attributes and Properties
Number Sense: Counting & Cardinality
Number Sense: Counting and Cardinality
Operations: Addition & Subtraction
Statistics & Probability: Data Analysis
Tools of Measurement: Measurement
Science and Social Studies are taught in thematic units. Our units of study are below, along with the priority targets for each.
Life Science: Cells and Organisms
All K-3 Students also have access to daily related arts classes.
PE: Mr. Dyer and Ms. Dubois
Art: Mrs. Jordan
Music: Ms. Macleod
Library: Mrs. Holyoke
Technology: Ms. Clawson
Guidance: Mrs. Craven
The City of Brewer is proud to be a community of caring. Along with these values, Habits of Work are explicitly taught at each grade level. We work with our K-8 students to help them become a: