Meet Mrs. Simpson’s Great Start Readiness class

Krystle Wagner • Nov 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Each Friday on the pages of the Tribune and online at grandhaventribune.com, we will highlight a Classroom of the Week.

This feature sheds light on the work students and teachers are doing, and it lets the community know what makes each class special.

Here’s more about this week’s featured classroom:

Teacher's name: Kelly Simpson

Teacher assistant: Marcia Anderson

Number of students: 16

School: Griffin Elementary

Grade: Great Start Readiness Program

What makes your classroom special? We are a pre-k program that focuses on school readiness skills.

What is your classroom's motto? Be Safe, Be Respect, and Be Responsible.

What is your classroom the most proud of? We are proud of learning to write our name and learning the letters in our name. Also, learning the names of our peers.

Fun fact about your classroom: We have eight girls and eight boys.

What would you like the community to know? We are a pre-k program that focuses on school readiness preparation based upon the State of Michigan Early Childhood Standards. The main curriculum used is Creative Curriculum that focuses on the overall development of the student. Students need to be 4 by Sept. 1 of the upcoming school year and can qualify for the program through various criteria.

Classroom of the Week is sponsored by Little Smiles and Smile Orthodontics.


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