• Glacier National Park  
    I have taught kindergarten for 20 years because KINDERGARTEN ROCKS!!!  This year brings so much growth-social, emotional and academic-that there is never a dull moment!
    I have 3 grown daughters of my own.  They went to Lewis and Clark when they were young!  I also have a cat named Rhubarb, and a puppy named Sunshine.  I love to ski, hike, read and spend time with 5 and 6-year-olds!
    Here is the schedule for a typical day in Kindergarten:

                8:25                            Meet on playground, line #3.  Please be on time every day!

                8:25-8:50                   Morning routines and shared or independent reading

                8:35-9:05                   Monday and Friday Creative Movement

    8:50-9:40                  Literacy

    9:40-9:55                   Recess

    10:00-10:50             Literacy Writers Workshop

    10:55-11:50               Lunch first, recess second

    11:50-12:10              Read aloud

    12:10-1:25                Math

    1:00                            Wed. library check out

    1:25-1:40                   Afternoon Meeting-time to share our discoveries and wonderings!

    1:40-1:55                   Recess    (Thursday 2:00 dismissal, no recess)        

    1:55-2:20                   Show and Share, closing circle and pack up

    2:20-2:50                   Essential class of the day-gym, media arts, Spanish, music

    2:50-2:55                   Closing meeting and dismissal-bus friends to the bus, riders/walkers out front at south entrance

    Melissa Cooper
    Lewis and Clark Elementary School,              
    (406)728-2400 extension 4358
    Sunshine Danger