Ready Set Go Program Wraps Up With Week of Fun

MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon City School District’s Ready Set Go Kindergarten transition program was completed last week. The four-week program was held at Traphagen School and Graham School for students entering kindergarten.

On Monday, July 31, 2023, the Bubble Bus visited the schools. Children had a blast creating huge clusters of bubbles and running around popping or catching them.

The classes had a campout on Tuesday, August 1, where students set up little tents outside the school and gathered around for an authentic camping experience. Students ate snacks, visited the other tents, did arts and crafts and played games. They even made girl and boy scout badges to remember their camping trip by.

“We work on all of the things, ideas and platforms that students will need to know to be successful in kindergarten,” said Dr. Gayle White-Wallace, director of pre-K, gifted and talented, and special projects. We review all the curriculum they need as well as transition them to eating in a cafeteria. The schedule is a kindergarten-based schedule, so there is no nap, and we learn through inquiry and engaging them in so many extracurricular activities.”

The students went on a trip to Adventureland Amusement Park the next day, Wednesday, August 2, with several chaperones. They loaded up onto the coach bus early in the morning to enjoy a full day of fun. The children spent the entire day going on rides and running around the park. They rode the carousel, the swings and went on as many rides as possible.

On August 3, the final day of the program, students were treated to a carnival. There was a bounce house, games and lots of cotton candy for them to enjoy. Children were also able to get their faces painted and temporary tattoos.

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