Welcome to Reeths-Puffer's unique and engaging Pennsylvania Elementary Kindergarten program that was formed from a dynamic and healthy partnership between Winter Sun Schoolhouse and the Reeths-Puffer School District. We have united in hopes of satisfying a hunger in our community and a thirst for a different way. This unique program was designed to challenge children to refine what they already know and to confidently travel into developmental areas that are unknown: mentally, socially, emotionally, creatively, and physically.
Heather Klimsza and Karyn Edwards, Reeths-Puffer Michigan State Certified Teachers, bring to the program years of hands-on experience and a variety of higher-level education, but most importantly, they offer children a commitment, a determination and an undying passion to uncover the potential of every one of their students.
The c.h.i.l.d.r.e.n.s Curriculum offers students the unique occasion to develop a strong foundation in self-awareness, human services, emotional well-being, character development, life skills, and socialization through discovery play, science, social studies, and environmental education; however, it also offers children a well-rounded opportunity to meet ELA and Michigan Math requirements. Children paint, dance, drum, strum, and sing too! They do research on the computer and discover the beneficial uses of applications on iPads. Children engage in leveled reading and participate in Reader's and Writer's Workshop. They learn languages. They play, plant, recycle, eat healthy food and they grow.
Please note: Entrance into this unique Kindergarten Program takes place through a lottery process.
THE LOTTERY FOR 2020-2021IS NOW CLOSED. Please contact us in January 2021 to apply for next year.
Building vegetable beds
Painting the continents
Building with friends
Helping the earth
Learning about how things grow
Cleaning the chicken coop