Posted on: September 19, 2019 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

first_imgWhile most students enjoy a couple of more weeks of summer, the latest cohort of little learners at Vancouver Public Schools campuses are getting to work a little early.Vancouver Public Schools’ Kindergarten Jump Start program, an extended introduction to children’s first year of school, started its first week Monday at six campuses. At the district’s 15 Title I schools — campuses with a high population of low-income students — the program is in its third and final week.The free, optional program gives incoming kindergartners and their parents a taste of what to expect when the school year begins. Students spend their morning playing with their future classmates, learning letters and math, sitting still while their teacher leads lessons, and doing a hands-on art project. In many cases, children are with their assigned kindergarten teachers, helping them feel comfortable in their own classroom.At Martin Luther King Elementary School on Monday, where students are wrapping up Jump Start ahead of starting school at the end of the month, 30 future kindergartners danced and sang, identified their own names from an attendance chart and colored and cut out owls in the shape of the letter “O.”Melle Soles, Jump Start coordinator for Martin Luther King Elementary School and Marshall Elementary School, said students and their families know the school’s routines and expectations before the year starts.last_img

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