Orange Class

My name is Kelly Rich. I have a degree in elementary education and this is my first year teaching the Orange Class.  I also teach the 3 year-old Red Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  My assistant is  Marti Holmes.  She has been assisting in the Yellow Class for the last nine years and joined the Orange Class in 2015.

We have 21 students in our class this year and our daily schedule includes center time, music and literacy time, gross motor time, art, and snack time.

We use play-based activities to teach kindergarten readiness skills that include literacy concepts, like letter recognition, language development, phonemic awareness, listening and emergent writing skills.

We work on math concepts like number recognition, sorting, categorizing, patterns, shapes, estimation and measurement.

We also encourage social and emotional development through learning to share, taking turns, and communicating needs and wants.

We have lots of fun and love working with our energetic, eager and enthusiastic four year-olds!