I have two children at Baker; one in kindergarten and one in first grade. My son's 1st teacher Dr. Bridgman has created a learning environment that makes my child say that he loves school and wants to write and read. The environment Dr. Bridgman has created is wonderful - although my son's math skills are above his grade level he is just starting to read on his own. There is no doubt in my mind that Baker Demonstration School nurtures each child to become a creative, confident and reflective learner, strong in mind, body and heart.
Both my son’s have small class sizes which have a teacher and an assistant teacher(s). The new classrooms have a drinking fountain, all new equipment – every inch of the classroom has been designed to facilitate learning. The school has brand new facilities - lunch room, library, playground, etc.
My younger son's kindergarten class sends projects home every day. The librarian (who is a published author of child books) sent home this note with my son a couple of days ago:
Today in library we read about BEES!
The Bee’s Sneeze by Ellis Nadler
The Big Honey Hunt by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Honeybee and the Robber by Eric Carle
We learned many interesting things, like how bees live in hives and do a little dance to share where the nectar can be found. We also learned that bees can protect themselves.
Then we made our own bee puppets, so we can tell our own stories about bees using our imaginations!
Hope this welcome storytime helps children to see that reading is sweet as honey!
Happily ever after,
Mme. Esme (school librarian)
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