Room 5/7 Rockets

Welcome to Room 5/7 - Kindergarten Readiness

Lead: Mrs. Anne Tainer Assistant: Mrs. Donna Huff

Meet Mrs. Anne Tainer

Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! (Psalm 100:2 ESV)

I simply love teaching at Royal Redeemer Lutheran School. Not only do I get to help children learn what they need to know for kindergarten and beyond, I get to teach children about the love of Jesus and God's Word. We sing, dance, experiment, pray, praise, paint, and learn through play. It is a joy teaching at a school that emphasizes Christian learning as much as academic learning.

Teaching young children is my calling. It just took me a while to realize it! I have been at Royal Redeemer since fall 2016. After staying at home with my children for fourteen years, I decided to return to work and obtained an associate degree in early childhood at Tri-C in 2016. I also have a BBA from Kent State and a JD from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

I spent my formative years in western New York, but have been in Ohio ever since. My husband and I have four nearly grown children and five fabulous, fuzzy cats! Aside from teaching little ones, I love knitting, reading, fitness walking, and coffee!

Room 5/7 TThF Schedule

This is the general order of things. Our playground time is 2:00pm - 2:30pm. When we go outside, the schedule varies. Chapel is once a month on Tuesdays. That requires a schedule shift as well.

9:00am Arrival/wash hands - coats and backpacks

9:00am - 9:15am Table work/fine motor activity at table

9:00am - 9:15am Group Time - Pledges, pray, story, topic of week, introduce new concepts, group discussions

This time period varies depending on the day. Tuesdays, we have small group and specials (Music and Movement and Page to Palette). Thursdays, we have centers and then STEM. Fridays, we have learning centers and open exploration.

11:00am - 11:30am Jesus Time (story, songs, discussion) and Show and Tell Time

11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch time!!

12:00pm - 12:20pm - Table activities - Socializing, puzzles, writing materials, drawing, making art, playing with tabletop toys, etc.

12:30pm - 1:15pm - Rest Time

1:30pm and onward depends on the day.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, it is open exploration/learning centers time. I also work one-on-one with the children. Friday, we have a shortened open/centers time and then library from 2:20pm - 2:40pm.

2:45pm - 3:00pm - Snack Time

3:15pm - Dismissal time. Prayer and going home song.

Young children learn best through play.

“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” -Plato

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” -Carl Jung

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” -Mr. Rogers

“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow