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            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.

            How Can You Help? Be Involved!

            • 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.

            In English/Language Arts, kindergarten learning centers around our priority learning targets:

            Language: Conventions: Spelling

            • Understands that words have letter patterns that are connected to sounds

            Reading: Foundations: Letter Knowledge Checklists

            • Letter Knowledge ID Checklist
            • Letter Sounds: consonant sounds and short & long vowel sounds

            Reading: Foundations: Word Recognition

            • 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

            Reading: Informational: Central Idea

            • Understands the central idea in a text

            Reading: Literature: Story Elements

            • Understands the setting, events, and characters in a story.

            Writing: Types and Purpose: Narratives

            • Is skilled at using drawing and dictating or writing to describe a single event or several loosely linked events.

            In Math, Kindergarten priority learning targets are:

            Geometry: Attributes and Properties

            • Understands the concepts of directionality and location of objects

            Number Sense: Counting & Cardinality

            • Understands the relationship between numbers and quantities and demonstrates the conservation of numbers.

            Number Sense: Counting and Cardinality

            • Knows numbers 0-20
            • Counting (to 10, to 20, to 30, etc.)

            Operations: Addition & Subtraction

            • Understands addition and subtraction can be represented by using objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, or equations.

            Statistics & Probability: Data Analysis

            • Understands how to organize and interpret data.

            Tools of Measurement: Measurement

            • 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. 

            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

            • 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.

            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:

            Respectful Learner

            • Listens and follows directions
            • Respects rights and feelings of others

            Responsible Learner

            • Behaves responsibly
            • Completes assignments

            Collaborative Worker

            • Works and plays cooperatively
            • Participates/engages in class

            Self-Directed Learner

            • Demonstrates independent work habits
            • Produces quality work
            • Shows perseverance