Geometry in Kindergarten

Thanks to a grant by the William & Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee, all kindergarten classrooms are now equipped with Primary Shape Template Sets.  Each set includes five templates – circle, triangle, rectangle, square, and hexagon. These templates will help the little learners draw each shape in varying sizes and orientations.  […]

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Zoo Field Trip

We are fortunate in Jacksonville to have a first-class zoo. Zoo visits help children understand animal behavior and characteristics and discover how they differ from how books and other media portray them.  It is a good workout for the brain that helps kindergarteners to grow mentally. A zoo is a place where they are exposed

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Sight Word Pads Delivered

We’ve delivered 2,970 kindergarten Sight Word Pads!  Requested by teachers, the 30 different Sight Word Pads align directly with the classroom curriculum.  A new pad is introduced each week.  Each pad contains the newest words the children are expected to learn and know “by sight” (i.e., not sounded out).  A few sentences show how the

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Teen Power

We now have a program to bring Teen Power to all grade levels.  High schoolers needing hours can volunteer: on early release days, on teacher planning/in-service days, for virtual online projects, and for projects to be done at home. Our summer teen volunteer program will continue at both the Southeast Public Library and the school. 

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Summer with Kodi & Friends

Eligibility for our 2024 Summer Learning Program is celebrated with this new certificate.  When a child completes our kindergarten tutoring program, the soon-to-be first-grader is eligible to take an iPad home over the summer. The summer program will be even more fun!  No assignments will be given.  Kodi recommends exploring beginning with the Big Play

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Seeing the Possibilities

CVC (consonant – vowel – consonant) words are important when learning to read.  We designed this word tray to give young children a big picture view of CVC words. The tray makes it easy for a child to build a word by seeing the beginning, middle, and ending letter possibilities.  Just one more tool Dinsmore

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Such Smart Kids

Did you know kindergarteners can have gaps in learning?  The early learning curriculums move so fast that kindergarteners who did not attend pre-K are at a disadvantage.  These little learners can benefit greatly from extra tutoring. The Know & Grow Tutoring Program progresses each child at his/her individual pace.  The students enrolled at Dinsmore Elementary

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Rewarding Successes

Already, two kindergarteners have earned t-shirts! The Know & Grow Tutoring Program has eight (8) goals.  Students receive certificates as they complete each goal.  Once a child receives three certificates, he/she receives this fun Khan Academy Kids t-shirt. Would you like to sponsor a child?  For only $16/month, a Dinsmore Elementary kindergartener has after school

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  • Delta Education Weather Vane (4)
  • Delta Educational Barometer (4)
  • Classifying Clouds Photo Cards (4)
  • Didax Plastic Anemometer (2)
  • Delta Education Solar Hot Air Balloon (4)
  • NewPath Weather and Climate Learning Center (4)
  • Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer, Dual Scale (4)
  • V-Back Metal Thermometers, Dual Scale (60)