In the Early Childhood years of junior kindergarten and kindergarten, Burgundy students explore, learn, and grow. Each child's sense of curiosity is nurtured into the beginning of a lifetime love of learning.
At Burgundy each child is viewed as an individual with distinct strengths and learning styles. The curriculum is planned to adapt to each child’s needs and to help the child develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. This developmental approach leads to success in learning and a positive sense of self. Children have a strong need for choice and self-assertion. The best way to meet this need is to provide opportunities for children to do things for themselves and to be encouraged to make their own decisions in an age-appropriate manner.
In these classes it is easiest to watch learning through play unfold. See an example of this in Planes and Trains, a story from our junior kindergarten class:
News from Early Childhood:
This year’s Arts Festival will be in a new home—the Logan Arts & Community Center! The event was originally scheduled for March 13, but we are rescheduling it for Tuesday, April 10. The date change will allow for the installation of a layer of... Read more
It has been said that Burgundy kids are good talkers. I think there is truth in that. We certainly bring our students along here at school to not be shy (even if they are shy) about speaking up. When they are impassioned, as children often are,... Read more
Our JK Chicks recently enjoyed a curriculum-centered and seasonal field trip to Forest Hall Farm in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The farm, owned by the Wood family, features fresh produce and flowers, farm animals and a corn maze. The trip was part... Read more
This year’s Book Swap was open for browsing and choosing books all day Thursday, April 27. Each class came through the book swap at a time convenient for their schedule. Luisa Reyes of Wright to Read, an Alexandria literacy-focused nonprofit, and... Read more
The Kindergarten Frogs class had a special guest last week — author Dr. Lesley Francis visited to share her own work and that of her grandfather, famous poet Robert Frost. Dr. Francis talked to the students about common elements of poetry, including... Read more
7th and 8th Grade Art teacher Annie Rocha and Athletic Director and PE teacher Steve LeBoo collaborated on an experiential learning field trip for 7th and 8th grade students who did not attend the recent Model United Nations conference. The trip... Read more
Scenes from Early Childhood: