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Welcome to Miss Flinn's Kindergarten Classroom Page! Here's a little bit about Miss Flinn...
I am a native Vermonter. I grew up on a dairy farm in central Vermont with my parents and 3 older brothers. I have lived for the past 15 years in a very quiet and friendly neighborhood in Barre...where everyone greets my dog and me with smiles! My dog, Bingly, is my everything! He walks, hikes, snowshoes and kayaks with me. I love to be outdoors as much as possible and enjoy working in my perennial gardens.
My greatest joy comes from teaching. I have been teaching for 21 years. Almost all of that time has been in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is a VERY special grade/age. Kiddos this age are learning how to learn, researching their world through play, and exploring the nuances of knowledge. They are innocent, yet tough, sensitive yet resilient, and kind hearted yet savvy. I am honored to teach these amazing students and watch them grow into life-long learners!!
We are strongly committed to supporting our students through multiple hands-on opportunities throughout the day,including guaranteeing a play based choice time for a half an hour each day. We utilize the Orton Gillingham approach to phonological awareness and have a wealth of experience supporting students with their acquisition of math skills with Cuisenaire rods and numberless cards. We start each day with a Morning Meeting and follow the principles of Responsive Classroom throughout the day. Our students are also supported socially and emotionally with a connection to Mindfulness and The Zones of Regulation. If you have any questions or would like to visit please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org