The final outcome of this kindergarten project was a name necklace. But the steps involved in creating that necklace meant a lot of learning for these young students.
Kindergartners are learning how to read, therefore learning about the letters. That's where it began. They needed to recognize the letters in their name and put them in order. Then, they flexed their motor skills by cutting out those letters and used their muscles with a single hole punch to create the openings for the necklace string.
Finally, their coordination and organization were put to the test as they strung each letter onto a piece of yarn to complete their name necklace. They had to follow a specific back-to-front sewing pattern and keep their letters in the right place.
They all did fantastic and proudly wore their name necklaces throughout the day!
With a cut of the ribbon, a new reading feature opened at Alamo Elementary - a StoryWalk
For more than 20 years, the Oshtemo Grange gifts each 3rd grade student a dictionary to aid them as they improve their literacy skills.
Alamo Kindergartners learned so much in one project - all about their name!
To honor Otsego's former mayor, Cyndi Trobeck, our elementary schools have a special little library focused on strong women and kindness.
All three Otsego elementary schools participated in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart challenge, an annual fundraising opportunity to both raise money for AHA programs and to teach kids how to stay heart healthy and have raised $27,946