Health Conscious and Responsible Individuals
Stratford School kindergarten students have HEART!
The H is for “health conscious individuals” - physical education is part of the kindergarten curriculum twice each week. E is for “excellence” and “educated achievers”. Stratford has high expectations of all students – even kindergarteners – and students strive for excellence in everything they do. A is for “articulate students” and this is an area where Stratford students shine. From preschool on, students speak in front of their classmates during informal show and tell sessions, recite poetry they have learned, read aloud from books, and work at the board in front of their class. Kindergarteners become accustomed to being in the spotlight, and this helps them gain confidence and valuable presentation skills.
The R in HEART is for “responsible citizens”, and “respect” comes into play as well. Stratford kindergarteners learn about the importance of kindness, compassion and respect for classmates, teachers, friends and family, and also about their role as a citizen of the world. Finally, the T stands for “technology literate learners”. Stratford kindergarteners participate in science and technology classes twice each week, keep a science log to document observations and findings, and learn to use technological tools during class.