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Kindergarten Teachers

The Kindergarten team is focused on promoting positive learning environments that encourage creative thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration.

This dynamic teach includes: Linnea Denman (K), Jeananne Turner-Smith (K), Jen Clark (K-2 I.S.), Olivia Dishmon (K-2 I.S.). 

ALL I REALLY NEEDED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN

In his famous essay, Robert Fulghum speculated that everything one needs to know is learned in kindergarten. The Mills Lawn kindergarten program reflects that whole-child, developmental philosophy. Read his essay and look at our pictures to see if you agree.

Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox in kindergarten. These are the things I learned:

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit people

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Flush.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life

learn some,

and think some and draw

and paint

and sing

and dance

and play

and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world,

watch out for traffic,

hold hands

and stick together.

Be aware of wonder.

-Robert Fulghum