Following visits with their teachers and a shortened schedule, Chapin’s Kindergartners – the Class of 2031! – have taken their places as the youngest members of the School community. These 60 eager students – proudly sporting official light- and dark-green jumpers – are settling into their daily routines and beginning to enjoy all that this new experience has to offer.
In the three cheerful Kindergarten homerooms (Rooms 21, 22 and 25), the teachers are introducing the girls to classroom rules, routines and schedules, while helping their students develop independence and confidence. Making new friends and having fun are also important goals for the Kindergartners.
Informed by this year’s school-wide theme, “Listen with Compassion, Act with Courage,” the early-fall curriculum focuses on identity, allowing the students myriad opportunities to reflect on what that concept means to them. Other current and upcoming activities include participating in Community Gathering groups; solving story problems in Math Workshop; perusing picture books in Reading Workshop; writing, editing and publishing stories in Writing Workshop; learning Spanish; playing games in Physical Education; working on The Chapin Study; participating in Halloween Club with Upper School students; and visiting Carl Schurz Park.
Here’s to a joyful year of learning and friendship!
Browse photos from the first days of Kindergarten below: