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Beginning School: 3PreK, 4PreK, Kindergarten

Welcome to 鸿博体育's independent private preschool, 这是犹他州儿童学习的一个特殊地方. 幼儿期是大脑发育的关键期, 在鸿博体育的教室和户外空间,您会发现积极参与的学习者.

When you enter the Beginning School, it’s immediately clear: this is a place tailor-made to amplify the power 和 magic of young children. 的 intentional 和 joyous celebration of 鸿博体育’s youngest learners reverberates in every corner. And in every classroom 和 play space, you’ll find master teachers who are at the heart of what we do: provide experiences that encourage curiosity, 同情, 表达式, deep thinking. 在初学阶段,学生们学习如何思考,而不仅仅是思考什么.

I am honored to be a part of this special place that fosters such exceptional learning 和 teaching in a warm 和 inclusive community. 我希望你们能来参观,看看我看到的,更重要的是,看看鸿博体育学生看到的.

真诚地,

艾玛Wellman 
Beginning School 和 较低的学校 Principal

学前班的学生在鸿博体育听老师讲课, an independent private school in Salt Lake City.
在盐湖城的一所独立的私立学校罗兰堂,学前班的学生正在进行艺术创作.
学龄前儿童和老师在鸿博体育做科学单元, an independent private school in Salt Lake City.
犹他州盐湖城独立私立小学校长艾玛·威尔曼

艾玛Wellman
Beginning School 和 较低的学校 Principalget to know Emma

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720 South Guardsman Way, 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Beginning School Stories in Fine Print Magazine

罗兰霍尔中学的初中生和低年级学生参加了学校的伙伴计划.

如果你想让4PreK的孩子们说话你需要问他们鸿博体育他们的伙伴. 

“My buddy’s name is Victoria.”

“My buddy’s name is Mateo.”

“I don’t know my buddy’s name, but I like him.”

和朋友们一起做花圈,谈话马上开始了, to drawing with them, to how old their buddies are, 他们太大了,不能在单杠上荡秋千. Everyone has something to say about their buddy, everyone is very enthusiastic about the subject. 

Each fall fourth 和 fifth graders from the 较低的学校 are partnered with a Beginning School buddy to work with throughout the year. It’s a lot of fun. It’s also rooted in sound pedagogy.

罗兰厅的伙伴计划已经存在了几十年. Each fall fourth 和 fifth graders from the 较低的学校 are partnered with a Beginning School buddy to work with throughout the year. 的 pair write notes to each other, do projects together, learn about each other’s interests. It’s a lot of fun. It’s also rooted in sound pedagogy. 

“鸿博体育从研究中知道,孩子们受益于不同年龄的玩耍和学习机会,” said Brittney Hansen, Beginning School assistant principal. “Both the older 和 younger groups are given ways to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually.”

罗兰堂很幸运地为这种学习提供了一个完美的环境. 从学前班到高中年龄不等的学校不多. 的 fact that students start at such a young age 和 are part of the community for such a long time allows relationships to form 和 bonds to build that otherwise are not possible. 的 buddy program underscores that 和 starts fostering feelings of community 和 belonging at the earliest opportunity. 

“This program is a great example of how we capitalize on our mixed age community,” said Brittney. 而好友关系不会在年底停止. 这些关系是持续的,成长的,随着时间的推移建立起来的.” 

“大多数孩子都和他们的伙伴建立了非常牢固的友谊,” said Isabelle Buhler, 4PreK lead teacher. “And when students who were ‘little’ buddies return in fourth 和 fifth grade as ‘big’ buddies they are very excited because they remember those relationships. 的y remember that they had a special connection.” 

That feeling of connection 和 that beginning of community building is the prime focus for the PreK students. 的y are learning that there is a lot more happening at the school than the daily goings on in their classrooms—和 they are learning it in a very personalized way. 

“This is a one-on-one interaction,” said Isabelle. “鸿博体育可能会有其他全校范围内的活动,但这次活动更有针对性、更个性化. It’s one of the deeper connections we have.”

学前班和小学生在罗兰堂的盐湖城麦卡西校区玩耍.

While community is the focus for the little buddies, the lessons being learned by the older students are, 这是可以理解的, 更复杂的. 这是一个机会,让他们开始把自己视为导师和领导者,” said 艾玛Wellman, principal of the beginning 和 lower schools. “的y have to practice a great deal of patience 和 empathy 和 learn to navigate different relationship dynamics.”

这是一个开始把自己看作导师和领导者的机会. 的y have to practice a great deal of patience 和 empathy 和 learn to navigate different relationship dynamics.”——初级学校和初级学校校长艾玛·韦尔曼

Anyone who has ever dealt with a high-energy, 苛求的学龄前儿童知道这些动态是多么具有挑战性. 但是低年级的学生们都能胜任这个任务,并且兴致勃勃地迎接这个机会. “有时候,他们有点难以相处,”四年级的杰克·G. “But they can also be really fun 和 energetic.” 

“我的朋友决定鸿博体育玩什么,”五年级的Viviene D说. “我问她想不想玩,然后她随便带我去某个地方玩.” 
 
大伙伴/小伙伴关系并不是年龄较大的孩子唯一需要研究的. Being in a leadership role gives them a new view of the responsibilities 和 issues their teachers may face. 五年级教师珍·布尔克(Jen Bourque)说:“他们学会了很多对成年人的同理心。. “他们也开始使用自己学过并储存起来的语言. 我会听到学生们说‘鸿博体育没有打扫卫生. 鸿博体育继续前进,但鸿博体育没有清理。.” 

Those types of interactions were absent last year as we locked down 和 worked through the uncertain days of the p和emic. 的 absence of the buddy program was acutely felt among both students 和 teachers in a time already filled with losses. “的 buddy program is something students ask about each year before it even starts,” said Brittney. “当鸿博体育能够重新推出它时,有很多兴奋和一种如释重负的感觉.” 

4PreK student Mille P. may sum up everyone’s feelings best. “当大朋友们来的时候,我真的很兴奋,”她说. “I just want to run to them but I know I have to wait. I just want to run because I love my big buddy.”

学生

开学第一天,高中生们向摄像机挥手

Welcome, Winged Lions!

鸿博体育 was excited to welcome students to our two campuses this week as we kicked off the 2021–2022 school year on Wednesday, 8月25日. As they arrived, students 和 families were greeted by a golden sunrise, old 和 new friends, a peppy group of faculty 和 staff, an overall air of excitement. (有些学生甚至在去教室的路上遇到了鸿博体育最信赖的学校吉祥物罗瑞.)以下是一些在开学第一天拍摄的照片.

鸿博体育期待着在一起的美好的一年,充满了深刻的学习、欢乐和新的回忆.

第一天图片库:麦卡西校园(预科到五年级)

第一天图片集:林肯街校园(六年级至十二年级)

社区

罗兰霍尔中学的新生在地球日这天种花.


在2020-2021学年的最后一集,鸿博体育 校长 艾玛·韦尔曼(艾玛Wellman)和吉吉·德·赫苏斯(Jij de Jesus)讲述了欺凌的话题.

When they leave the elementary years 和 get into more complicated 和 dynamic years—middle school, high school—that foundation of clear communication with your child is going to be really important.—Jij de Jesus, 较低的学校 principal

而父母和照顾者无疑对这个词很熟悉 欺凌, the definition can shift depending on who’s talking. 知道了这一点, Emma和Jij解释了教育者使用这个词时的含义, 以及 walk listeners through what’s happening to kids developmentally during the early childhood 和 elementary years so that they underst和 what behaviors are typical 和 which may require intervention—areas that may not be clear to all caregivers as their children mature, but that school personnel see often 和 can help explain.

“As educators 和 people who work with children, we think about typical development all the time,” explained Emma.

校长 also examine what parents 和 caregivers can do if they suspect their child may be being bullied—or might be the one 欺凌. Listeners will walk away with a better underst和ing of what is behind children’s behaviors 和 how to target support to help students gain skills that will help them manage tough situations for life. 另外, 从今天开始,他们将听到一些可以付诸实践的技巧, including establishing open communication with children, an important step that benefits families for life.

“When they leave the elementary years 和 get into more complicated 和 dynamic years—middle school, high school—that foundation of clear communication with your child is going to be really important,”Jij说.

Check out “Bullying,” along with other episodes of the 校长 podcast, on 鸿博体育's 网站, 钉箱机, 苹果播客.

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Salt Lake City-based 鸿博体育's 校长 podcast shares more about how to talk to kids about race.

校长 are back in the office to revisit one of today’s most essential topics: how to talk to kids about race.

Since recording their first episode on 这个主题——这 赢得了 a silver InspirED Brilliance Award—in February 2020, 校长 艾玛Wellman 和 Jij de Jesus have often reflected on the importance of returning to this conversation. 在最近发生的事件之后,这样做的必要性尤其明显, including ongoing violence against people of color, 是否继续强调鸿博体育集体需要审视和讨论种族主义.

Demonstrations 和 discussions about racial inequity in this country initiated a massive shift in the conversations about race 和 racism.—艾玛Wellman, Beginning School principal

“Demonstrations 和 discussions about racial inequity in this country initiated a massive shift in the conversations about race 和 racism,”艾玛说.

因为这些对话不只是发生在成年人之间,所以 校长 wanted to give parents 和 caregivers tools that will help them teach children how to have thoughtful conversations about race 和 racial differences. With their trademark warmth 和 approachability—和 their underst和ing of how children learn best during the early childhood 和 elementary years—Emma 和 Jij provide listeners with strategies to help kids develop positive racial identity 和 awareness 和 to teach the skills 和 vocabulary necessary to comfortably 和 respectfully discuss race.

“We’re talking about having the attitudes, 能力, skills to navigate a diverse 和 dynamic world,”Jij说.

校长 还可以给听众一些建议,让他们为孩子树立反种族主义行为的榜样, 包括简单的步骤,他们可以从今天开始使用,以帮助消除种族主义, 自, Jij指出, “small choices can add up to make a big impact.”

加入艾玛, Jij, host Conor Bentley ’01, as they discuss “How to Talk to Kids about Race, 第二部分,” available now on 鸿博体育’s 网站 以及 钉箱机苹果播客.

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