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Kindergarten

Welcome to kindergarten at East Lake!

Kindergarten - where it all begins! At East Lake Elementary, we strive to nurture the whole child: academically, socially, physically and emotionally.

Units of Study for our Kindergarten learners begins with Building Community - how will we be learners OURSELVES and with each other? This Citizenship area of the Social Studies curriculum continues throughout the year, as we learn what it means to be:

~ A Reader and Writer, through engagement in whole-group Read-Alouds, small group Guided Reading/Writing Clubs, one-to-one reading & writing conferences, and work with the CODE and USE of language - letters & handwriting, phonemic awareness (letters/letter combinations and their sounds), high-frequency word study, and how all of literacy is a message making/message giving process. 

~An Author and Illustrator through Units of Study of Margret & H.A Rey (Curious George) and Eric Carle.

~ A Scientist in the Science Units of Study Meteorology & the Seasons (Earth Science), Materials/Non-Living  Things (Physical Science), and Life Cycles of Living Things (Life Science) 

~A Mathematician, focusing on numerals and number sense; measurement in the form of time, length, weight and capacity; early operations - addition and subtraction; understandings of sorting/data collection & graphing; and geometry using patterning and identification of 2 & 3 dimensional shapes.

~ A Friend, through our look at Ethnography (study of customs of peoples and cultures) focusing on Family stories/traditions; Geography looking at holiday traditions and celebrations in different parts of the world; and Economists studying wants and needs, and goods and services provided in communities.

At East Lake. Kindergarten creates a strong foundation for lifelong learning and allows children to gain confidence in friendships, leadership and academics.

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Kindergarten Resources

Meet Your Teachers

Joan Bauer

Joan Bauer

Kindergarten Teacher  Joan.Bauer@district196.org.

Voicemail: 

651-683-6969

ext. 82931

Kayla Carlson

Kayla Carlson

Kindergrten teacher
Kayla.Carlson@district196.org

Voicemail: 

651-683-6969

ext. 88146

Megan Hegseth

Megan Hegseth

Kindergarten teacher
Megan.Hegseth@district196.org

Voicemail: 

651-683-6969

ext. 88102

Lori Mcdevitt

Lori Mcdevitt

Kindergarten Teacher  Lori.McDevitt@district196.org 

Voicemail: 

651-683-6969

ext. 82121

Christa Oberg

Christa Oberg

Kindergarten Teacher  Christa.Oberg@district196.org 

Voicemail: 

651-683-6969

ext. 84862

Nick Youngberg

nick youngberg

Kindergarten Teacher  Nick.Youngberg@district196.org

Voicemail: 

651-683-6969

ext. 83692