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Full-Day Kindergarten Conference


  • Jenny Kelly


Kindergarten is an important element of our state's strategy for improving student outcomes and closing the achievement gap. Much happens during the kindergarten year that makes it special, including welcoming families into the K-12 system, facilitating student success in a developmentally appropriate, standards-based environment, and forging "school readiness" partnerships with the early learning community. Celebrate K! is offering three days of content targeted specially for Kindergarten and preschool. 

Event Notes

Lunch will be provided.

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Participants can attend days individually, or all three days, choosing from a variety of sessions.  

After registration, each attendee will be e-mailed a link to select sessions. You can preview the options below. Click on a session title to expand the description.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Presenter: Christine Frazier
Prop boxes can be used within the classroom setting for a variety of educational purposes. One of the most important uses of prop boxes is to encourage dramatic play allowing children to express their imaginations while they practice vital interactions with each other helping to build social-emotional skills. Also, examine how story baskets foster writing by allowing students additional time to interact with a story, providing a deeper understanding of story components.
Presenter: Jennifer Garza
Children need a solid foundation to find success in movement, reading and writing. In this session, you will learn inexpensive ways to engage students in fine motor activities. These activities will help students build muscle strength, eye hand coordination, and directionality along with creativity and problem solving skills. Materials will be provided to create one activity to take with you to implement in your classroom

Presenters: Michelle Fickle
In this session, learn how to plan and organize play centers in the classroom. Participants will explore how play evolves over the course of a year. Participants will also learn methods for facilitating and enhancing play through teaching children to be purposeful about their center choices

Presenter: Lindsey Backus & Jennifer Cowgill
A well-developed vocabulary is essential for reading and academic success. Research clearly shows a significant difference in the vocabularies of low versus high-achieving students. We know that direct vocabulary instruction is fundamental to effective teaching and decreasing the gap. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn and experience word learning activities through chants, read alouds, and more to use with students to increase their vocabulary knowledge. Walk away with practical strategies to implement in the classroom right away. This workshop is for preschool to third grade, with a focus on English Language Learners!


Educational Service District 123
3924 W. Court Street Pasco WA 99301


  • Wed, July 17 2019 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Check-In: 9:00 AM
    ESD 123 Professional Development Center


Event # 86403

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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: WWAG0059
5.00 Clock Hours $15.00
5.00 STAR Hours


Early Learning