• Welcome to Ms. Zahurak's Kindergarten!
    Name: Ms. Michele Zahurak 
    Grade/Subject: Kindergarten
    Phone/Ext:  814-487-7613 Ext: 2616
    Welcome to Kindergarten!
    There is an exciting year awaiting, designed to promote and enhance your child’s growth and development. This very important year promises to be one filled with discovery and joy as your child works and plays in an environment that is warm, safe and challenging. The structure of daily activities is carefully planned to encourage independence, self confidence and group cooperation through large group, small group and one-on-one participation in a variety of  hands-on, interactive experiences. The activities will incorporate instruction and skill reinforcement in reading readiness, mathematics, writing, science and social studies, art, fine and gross motor skills, social/emotional skills and language development.
    You will notice the focus of the curriculum is centered around the Kindergarten Core Standards for Pennsylvania. The district currently implements the GOMath series as well as Journeys. Some amazing resources can be found on the ThinkCentral site. In addition, we will be creating, exploring and investigating a variety of monthly themes which include the four seasons, community workers and much more! I am so looking forward to our working together to make this a most successful school year! Please feel free to contact me at school, should you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child‘s kindergarten experience.
    ~A child is like a butterfly in the wind. Some fly higher than others, but each one flies the best it can. Why compare one against the other? Each one is different. Each one is special. Each one is beautiful!- Author unknown~