Blackfoot School District 55
Student Support Services
Vaughn Hugie Preschool
Gifted and Talented Program
Services for Students With Disabilities
At Irving Kindergarten we believe in providing an academically challenging yet developmentally appropriate program. We strive to meet district, state, and national standards through active engagement and hands-on activities. We differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each individual student.
Although we participate in all subjects, we focus on language development, reading, and math. We help our students develop a solid foundation in these areas to prepare for learning in kindergarten and the grades beyond.
The following district-adopted series are used at Irving:
IMAGINE IT READING
HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS
STEP UP TO WRITING
8:20 - 10:20
11:45 - 1:45
8:20 - 11:15
11:55 - 2:50
Music and P.E.
The Irving gym is a popular place on any day, but especially at the beginning and end of the week. Lori Bingham, our music paraeducator, comes to Irving on Mondays. Our P.E. paraeducator, Camille Peterson, is at Irving on Fridays. Both paraeducators provide engaging activities that help our kids learn and grow!
We have library on Mondays; Cherie Simpson is our librarian. She reads stories, provides a related activity, and checks out books to the students.
Our library is full of great stories! We check out books weekly. Please help your kindergartner remember to return his/her book by Monday so a new book can be checked out!
Computers and I-pads
We visit the computer lab four times each week. Students work on a reading program called Imagine Learning. Students who are learning English can receive instruction and clarification in Spanish. The program is self-pacing. Students who struggle can repeat activities for additional skill practice; students who easily complete activities can quickly progress to more challenging reading activities.
In addition to the lab, each classroom has access to I-pads and computers. Classrooms also share a cart full of mini I-pads. The I-pads are loaded with learning apps, and the students work on reading skills at Starfall.com on the classroom computers.