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New Video: Our First Year of Full-Day Kindergarten

As our first year of Full-Day Kindergarten wraps up, teachers of the District’s first cohort of children in that program agree that the year has been a resounding success! In a survey asking teachers for feedback on their classroom experiences with the expanded curriculum, the consensus was that students are demonstrating stronger learning skills, solid peer to peer relationships and are better prepared for first-grade.

The full-day curriculum includes times for lessons in reading, writing, math, free choice time, and recess as well as science and social studies exploration. In addition, art teachers now have the opportunity to teach art to kindergartners for the first time, and there is more time for music and physical education.

To learn more and view highlights captured throughout the year from a Full-Day Kindergarten class at Mendon Center Elementary School, click here.