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At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten reading and writing go hand in hand

Our no pressure approach to handwriting encourages children to explore writing in a unique way.  Not a confident writer yet?  No problem—drive this car while you trace a letter.  Or use your finger to first draw letters in the sand, then later words.  Make a mistake, no problem, “shake it off” literally! At the writing center, … Continued

In the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten reading is an adventure! 

Teachers and guest readers love reading aloud to the children—the most important thing for children learning to read is being read to. In the words of Mem Fox, internationally respected literacy expert, “Reading aloud and talking about what we’re reading sharpens children’s brains.  It helps develop their ability to concentrate at length, to solve problems logically … Continued

Kelly Galloway Kindergarten students take field trips to experience real places

We travel to places such as: Pendleton’s Country Market—to experience the farm, pumpkin patch, and butterfly exhibit. Festival of Trees—to view all the decorated trees, especially the one we donated for the Children’s Shelter. Watkins Community Museum—in celebration of Kansas’ birthday. Bowersock Power Plant—to learn more about solar energy. Lied Center—to participate with the ODC … Continued

At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten we take “Ted Talks” to a new level with “Kinder Talks”

Our “Kinder Talks” inform and enrich students through personal experiences. For example: Families share family and cultural traditions where children enjoyed creating a traditional art/craft and food from: Mexico Iceland Vietnam Australia Russia Columbia Families share their occupations: Solar energy specialist Concert musician who creates contemporary sounds Arborist Herpetologist Additional “Kinder Talk” topics: Dentist—we got to … Continued

Kelly Galloway Kindergarten students work hands-on with professional visiting artists

At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten, we create art with professional artists. We are delighted to announce a Fine Arts Grant from the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation that will allow students to work with a professional artist weekly! We welcome guest artists in a wide variety of disciplines, including: •  Dance and creative movement •  Theatre •  Ceramics … Continued

4-6 year olds Explore Science and Nature in “My Colorful World”

Is your 4-6 year old artist curious about the world around them? In the My Colorful World camp from June 25th – 28th, we will investigate how color can be explored in science and nature through various art mediums. We will ask questions like: Do snakes see color?    Are they the same color on … Continued

Kelly Galloway Kindergarten takes STEM to STEAM

At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten we fully embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  We also realize we need STEAM because you can’t spell SmART without ART! We celebrate STEAM through: Cooking—hands-on math, science, healthy living Music—math, science, sound, rhythm, patterns Observation—questions, scientific principles Blocks—science, math engineering, spatial relationships “Junque” box—engineering, assemblage art, problem-solving Animals—classroom … Continued

Kelly Galloway Kindergarten small groups make for big results!

At the Lawrence Arts Center, kindergarten students get individualized attention. With one teacher for every six students, we’ve created a supportive classroom climate where children show kindness to each other, allowing students to truly blossom. With individual attention and instruction we learn:                 •  Confidence       … Continued

Kelly Galloway Kindergarten is a magical place for learning!

We cook every week because we are learning:                 •  Reading, science, and math with hands-on experiences                 •  Life skills and responsibility                 •  Healthy habits and choices           … Continued

Ceramics Studio Classes for 4-6 Year Olds

Kick off your little one’s summer with our Ceramics Studio class taught by instructor Hollie Rice June 4-7! In this two hour class, 4-6 year-old artists will use their imaginations to make playful objects with the tactile medium of clay. “For me, creating things is as essential to my survival as breathing. Often, I discover my sense … Continued