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Tarwater Elementary - (2019-2020) This week in STEM, Mrs. Nowotarski's kindergartners participated in the Engineering Academy with Mrs. Limjoco, discovering mechanical engineering and simple machines. Students were able to make the connection that the conveyer belts they see at stores, malls (escalators), and airports are based on the simple machine called a pulley. While demonstrating the Toro Targets, these inquisitive students successfully completed the challenge of making a conveyor belt using limited supplies. Way to go, Toros!
Jacobson Elementary - (2019-2020) Kind kinder students show their patriotic colors on Patriots Day! Jacobson JETS fly with pride!
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) Frye Kindergartners worked hard on learning mouse skills in preparation for using laptops.
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Students from Ms. Fritz Kindergarten class love to read with Ms. Addair, our principal, in her office!
Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus - (2019-2020) Kindergartners in Miss Freeman's class met their 5th grade buddies from Mrs. Hight's class. They introduced themselves and drew a picture of each other. What a great time to build a community across grade levels while also teaching 5th graders responsibility and caring character traits!
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) THANK YOU to our kind donors who adopted Mrs. Vierthaler's kindergartners! The donors committed to purchasing a new book for each student throughout the school year.
Jacobson Elementary - (2019-2020) What do you get when you combine a project-based learning activity with lobbying and a huge dose of cute factor? A new playground! The hard work of last year's Kindergarten students paid off. They successfully used project-based learning skills to campaign for a new playground. Their hard work left a legacy for many future Jets, and their story was covered in the East Valley Tribune! East Valley Tribune: Kindergartners execute a pitch-perfect campaign
Jacobson Elementary - (2019-2020) Kindergarten students are already celebrating early childhood literacy: reading, writing, speaking, listening and sharing their ideas! Our littlest Jets are so proud to be in school and working hard!
Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Kindergarten hard work pays off! Kindergarten students and teachers participated in a project-based learning activity where they discussed WHY they need a new, better-designed playground and HOW it should look. Students and staff used thinking maps to process their ideas and create ideas for a new, safe playground. Students wrote letters and created videos that went to district office officials and school principal, Ms. Wolf. These kindergarten leaders found out this month the project was a success! Jacobson will get a new north-side playground this summer!
Andersen Elementary - (2018-2019) Kindergarten students in Angie Wagner's class were captivated with watching their baby chicks hatch.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) Kindergartener's in Susan Murphy's class held a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activity building airplanes for the ABC 26 day count down. First, they made a plan for the designs and discussed thrust and lift. Next, they tested the airplanes. Some students were disappointed with their product so they redesigned keeping in mind lift. Finally, they tested again and had success.
Andersen Elementary - (2018-2019) Kindergarten students enjoy the flowers in the Andersen Elementary school garden.
Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Jacobson kindergarten students are writers! Students use specific skills to learn the art of writing. Those skills are built upon throughout the years, culminating in sixth grade! We are a school of authors!
Andersen Elementary - (2018-2019) Andersen Elementary celebrated Character Day for the beginning of literacy week in March. Kindergartners dressed the part!
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) The English language development students in Kindergarten at Shumway Leadership Academy have been focusing on independent writing with real world prompts. They are using details and descriptive words in their sentences. They are "poppin!"
Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg staff didn't want the fun of the 100th day of school to end, so they celebrated the 101st day by dressing as the 101 Dalmatians. They even had a Cruella de Vil (kindergarten teacher, Jessica Murphy).
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Ms. Ricklef's kindergarten class recently celebrated 100 Days of school.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) One hundred Chandler High dancers and 10 backstage crew performed for 180 San Marcos and Hartford Sylvia Encinas kindergarten students in at the Chandler Center for the Arts last week. All involved had a great time!
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock Elementary kindergarten students in Laura Lopez' class celebrated being thankful and grateful!
Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Ms. Ireland's Investigators helped their kindergarten buddies with the Alpha Arch learning letters and their sounds. Each class is paired with a reading buddy class where the older students work with their younger peers to encourage a love of reading.
Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Tarwater kindergarten teacher Jamie Ezolt has a new friend in Hollywood -- actor, Mark Duplass! Mark Duplass is one of several celebrities taking on Instagram's #10Featured Teachers Celebrity Challenge. Mrs. Ezolt explained to Duplass that her classroom is full of children eager to learn, yet providing relevant, hands-on STEM activities is a financial challenge. Duplass took on the challenge and now, Mrs. Ezolt is receiving packages full of much-needed supplies. Mrs. Ezolt sums up her kindergarten class' experiences with this: "They're (students) talking about it, they're building it, they're making it and they're learning on the trials and fails that come with it. " STEM is alive in Jamie Ezolt's kindergarten classroom! AZCentral.com - Chandler kindergarten teacher chosen in #10FeaturedTeachers celebrity challenge
Carlson Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Lynch's and Ms. Denardis' kindergarten classes received a visit from the Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) Woo Hoo Patrol awarding them over $700.00 to purchase science station/kit supplies. Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) Third grade English language students at Shumway Leadership Academy served as leaders for the Kindergarten English language development class to meet their goals in listening, speaking, and writing. They assisted in providing an authentic and messy hands on experience to further their understanding of adjectives, noun and prepositional phrases.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Humphrey's annual "Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme" parade was a huge success!
Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) During the week of October 25, kindergarten celebrated the 50th day of school by dressing up in 50s style clothing. Thanks to our fabulous kindergarten team for putting this together. (Pictured left to right: Mrs. Perea, Mrs. Murphy, Miss Burrell, Ms. Willey and Mrs. Pingel.)
Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Mathew enjoyed a picnic lunch with Ms. Pingel's kindergarten class. The class earned this by raising money for the annual Fun Run fundraiser. There are many more classes that will be eating with Mrs. Mathew, and she is so looking forward to the very interesting conversations with the students. Weinberg staff is very thankful for the community's help in raising funds for our school.
Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Shiver me timbers! Wednesday, September 19th was National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Kindergarten students from Mrs. Perea's class learned how to read a map to find hidden treasure found at Weinberg. The kindergarten team and other staff members really got into the spirit of things. Pirate teachers "aargh" great!
Galveston Elementary - (2018-2019) Galveston kindergarten teacher Denise Castillo won a $500 Supply My Class APS Teacher Award from Arizona Public Service.
Frye Elementary - (2018-2019) Frye Elementary kindergarten students used the inquiry process to formulate questions on how bubbles moved differently when they came from a bubble machine or by a person blowing through a wand. It was followed up by a writing activity. The activity also was part of a celebration of the 25th day of kindergarten.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Hickey's kindergarten class uses data to track their growth.
Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Jim Chiang, Tarwater's Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Mandarin kindergarten teacher, was chosen as a presenter for the ASU Confucius Institute's Professional Development Series. Jim will be leading a lecture and sharing his expertise as a successful, Dual Language Immersion educator. Tarwater is very fortunate to have Mr. Chiang, and we are proud to call him a Toro!
Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Kindergarten teacher Anne Jones has been chosen to continue serving on the Childsplay AZ Advisory Panel (CAP). Mrs. Jones attends meetings, and gives input and advice regarding the Arts in education from a teacher's perspective. Mrs. Jones also serves as a liaison between Arizona educators and Childsplay. Childplay is now located in downtown Phoenix at the Herberger Theater. Click below to learn more about Childsplay. Childsplay Arts in Education website
Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Students in our kindergarten classes celebrated "Color Days," practicing their colors and learning color words. Pictured: Ms. Cook's class (yellow day), Ms. Rickels' class (blue day) and Mrs. Lopez's class (red day).
Hancock Elementary - (2017-2018) Mrs. Condos' Kindergarten class is celebrating the end of the year with an ABC countdown. Today, they are working on the letter Q for Queen and King Day.
Hancock Elementary - (2017-2018) Mrs. Hull read to our future Class of 2031 students during story time at Hancock Elementary.
Basha Elementary - (2017-2018) Basha Elementary kicked off Read Across America week by celebrating Dr. Seuss and his famed books. Monday was Cat in the Hat day. Basha kindergarten teachers Cynthia Contreras, Lynne Jacobs and Arwen Lee joined in the festivities by dressing up as the Cat in the Hat.
Patterson Elementary - (2017-2018) Parent comment: "Mrs. Redford is an exceptional kindergarten teacher who goes the extra mile to bring life to her teaching. I am most impressed with her extra effort to provide STEM skills to students through the Coding Club that she offers before and after school once a week. My son loves learning to code with Ozobots and Evos and is really excited about the HUGE project they are starting where they are building Disneyland and California Adventure to navigate the Ozobots through! Mrs. Redford's energy and enthusiasm for technology is contagious, and I appreciate all of her hard work and time that goes into it."
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2017-2018) The kindergarten students had fun exploring at the Children's Museum in Phoenix.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2017-2018) Mrs. Hickey's kindergarten class celebrated the 100th day of school with a lot of fun activities.
Hancock Elementary - (2017-2018) Hancock welcomes the Class of 2031 to our Kindergarten Open House.
Sanborn Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Julie Letofsky, Sanborn Elementary kindergarten teacher, on receiving a Golden Balloon for renewing her National Board Certification for the 2nd time.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus - (2017-2018) CTA Liberty primary grades celebrated the 100th day of school. Kindergarteners brought in projects of all sorts, sizes, and shapes that had 100 items on them. Our first graders dressed up like what they thought they would look like at 100 years of age. In second grade, teachers wore special turquoise 100th day of school shirts and also had their second graders do a writing assignment poster answering different questions about 100. Check out some of our 100-year-old students!
Jacobson Elementary - (2017-2018) Jacobson Jets celebrate being 100 years old on the 100th day of school with the kindergarten team!
Hancock Elementary - (2017-2018) Our kindergarten and first grade students enjoyed an author visit from Amy Dominy and Nate Evans! Students created a group story about a snowman trapped in a tree who was saved by a passing boat. We can't wait to read Cookiesaurus Rex!
Tarwater Elementary - (2017-2018) Kindergarten teacher Anne Jones contributes her time and talents off-campus supporting the Tarwater community. Mrs. Jones served as Tarwater's liaison for the recent bond election and she sits on the Childsplay Advisory Panel where educators offer insight and input to the Childsplay Theatre organization. Tarwater is a strong advocate for the Arts! Childsplay Theatre Website
Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2017-2018) Student in Mrs. Sadhwani's kindergarten class created a fan using a circuit board!
Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) CTA Independence kindergarten and 1st grade students celebrated Veteran's Day with a patriotic flag ceremony.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2017-2018) Hartford students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the Cardon's Children's hospital Safety Town.
Carlson Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Carlson kindergarten teachers Ms. Denardis and Mrs. Lynch who were awarded a grant of funds from the Chandler Education Foundation to purchase class sets of Ozobots (mini computers to teach coding skills).