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Welcome to John Wanless Kindergarten! We are so excited and pleased to have your child enrolled in our class. This year will be an interesting and exciting year filled with many creative learning experiences. With your help, interest and cooperation we can work together to make this an extremely successful year for your child.
While your child will experience short Circle Times each day the majority of your child’s time in Kindergarten will be spent exploring concepts through hands-on, active, play-based learning and Reggio inspired activities. Research has shown that play-based exploration is beneficial for young children and can be used to further their knowledge in many areas of school curriculum.
Our class will be divided into various activity centres. These centres include: Art, Writing, Math, Science, Listening, Reading, Dramatic (House), Puzzles, Computers, Building, and Sensory Centres. Throughout the year, the centres will be changed and materials modified to be developmentally appropriate and to correspond with the areas of the Kindergarten Curriculum including: Language, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Personal and Social Development, and the Arts.
ABOUT THE TEACHER AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR
TEACHER: My name is Robert Beer. This is my fifth year teaching at John Wanless and I am very much looking forward to teaching Kindergarten again this year. Previously I've taught the Special Education programme and Grade 3 in my time at JW.
I have enjoyed a fantastic summer with my wife and little one taking in much of what the Pan Am Games and to offer as well the the numerous parks that Toronto boasts. This year it is likely that I will be coaching some of the school teams (I am super looking forward to using the new field!) and like to incorporate a variety of actions, movements and songs into my everyday programming.
I went to school in the U.K. graduating from the University of Southampton for my Bachelor of Arts Degree and later attended the University of London’s Institute of Education to gain my Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). I have taken additional qualification courses in Special Education, am a certified Soccer Coach by the English FA and the Ontario Soccer Association and am also an Instructor at Ace Taekwondo. I feel incredibly lucky to be teaching at John Wanless and am very excited about the upcoming year.
RECE: My name is Jordan Bozzetto, I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I have been given the pleasure of working in room 003 again this year, one of the seven Full - Day Kindergarten rooms. I have been in the field for 8 years, 5 years of which were at the John Wanless Child Care Program. I am very much looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting new ones.
I completed my ECE Diploma with honours from Humber College. I recently graduated from the ECE Administration Certificate with honours from Seneca College. I now am in the process of completing my ECE Degree from the University of Guelph - Humber.
I have had a wonderful summer and am looking forward to a fun filled year!
Please feel free to contact us via email:
Mr. Beer: Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jordan: Jordan.email@example.com
John Wanless Tel: 416-393-9350