Kindergarten Round-Up was held last week, July 21st , at the school. Beth Boden, kindergarten teacher, was on hand to welcome all the new faces to her classroom and give them a taste of what their daily activities will be. In a typical year, this annual event would last around two hours. Typical is not a word that really applies to 2020, though. “As far as normalcy…we probably won’t see a whole lot of that,” Boden laughed.
Instead, she focused on what she could do. After Mrs. Boden collected information from the parents, they exited to meet with Mr. McGown and Mr. Gordon. The kids stayed behind, seven in all, to enjoy a glimpse into their future. “I read stories, we sang some fun, easy songs, and I had them draw a picture of themselves,” Boden shared. “I just want to let them see where they’re going to be and what they’re going to do, so they know what to expect when they come to school.”
A tour of the school was included in the day, to help orient them in the building. They viewed the lunch room, gyms, and were shown which doors they were to enter and exit out of. After about an hour, the students were rejoined by their parents to finish out their time with Mrs. Boden.
“School is going to look so different this year, and nobody really knows how it’s all going to work. But it was so good to be able to see the kids and have them back in my room. I’ve missed being with them face to face,” Boden commented.