Welcome to our Kindergarten Room!
What an exciting time for you and your child! I’m sure you have lots of questions about Kindergarten. If you are planning on sending your child to Parkland School District and they will be attending either AM Kindergarten at Fogelsville, Parkway Manor, Jaindl or Cetronia Elementary your child can remain here at Brookside until they go to middle school! Which is good for your child. Fewer transitions during these times for young children are best for them socially and emotionally. That’s why Brookside is here to help support both your child and you as a parent. Kindergarten starts at 8:55am until 11:35pm. Brookside will get your child safely onto the bus in the mornings if your work schedule does not offer you the option of taking them to school on your own, or waiting for the school bus in the mornings. The children return to Brookside around 11:45am. The children return to Brookside around 11:45am and have their lunch. They also take a 45 minute rest. After that, they are back to learning and having fun. Our focus is on learning letters, letter sounds, learning sight words & even start doing beginning reading in small groups. They will become writers, beginning with basic letter and correct handwriting formation. They will also become authors of their own stories in their journals. Your child will love using math manipulatives and computer games to learn about counting, sorting, patterns and many other math concepts. For science your child will be using their five senses to explore animals, weather & measuring. We also incorporate social studies by discussing holidays, community helpers and transportation. These are just some of the examples of what we do in our Kindergarten class here at Brookside.
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Meet our Room Teachers Below!
My name is Lisa Herman. I have been a part of the brookside family for almost 10 years. I have enjoyed watching, teaching and caring for all of the children. They enrich my life in so many ways. I am current with all of my training and continue to go to workshops to stay current in Early Education. I am always amazed at what I still learn after nearly 10 years in the business. I wear many hats here at BCEEC. I Co-teach summer camp, I am the assistant teacher in many rooms, I drive the bus to the Parkland schools and I help Miss Lara in the office when needed. I have a 21-year-old daughter who attends Marywood University. She is majoring in psychology and art (Art Therapy) She is my pride and joy. I recently married my love of 10 years, Demitry. We live in Allentown and love to spend time on LBI, NJ. I love spending time and entertaining my family and friends.
My name is Darian Kholi..I am a co-teacher in the school age classroom but also float around the building when needed. I am a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School(2014). I am currently in my third year of college at Lehigh Carbon Community College. I will graduate in spring of 2017 with my associates in early education. I am a member of the honor society (KDP). After that, I am heading off to a local four-year school to continue my education and graduate with my bachelor’s degree. I enjoy working with the children in every classroom. Working with children has helped me discover many new approaches to life. They have helped me discover more of myself and the teacher I want to become. I am helping your child grow, but they are helping me grow professional and personally. I take great pride in working with the children at Brookside. I have worked at Brookside for a little over a year now. In that year I have learned a great deal from my co-workers and students. I have always loved being around children, growing up in a large family I was always given the opportunity to help take care of my younger cousins. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family and friends. I also enjoy helping out in the local community. On my off time, I enjoy being outside and going on adventures.