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All-day kindergarten benefits students and teachers


Al Stover

The Medical Lake High School Clarinet Quartet performed at the April 22 Medical Lake School Board meeting.

All-day kindergarten classes seem to be working for the Medical Lake School District.

Michael Anderson Elementary School principal Darlene Starr and Hallett Elementary School principal Cindy McSmith gave reports on the progress of all-day kindergarten classes in their schools at the April 22 school board meeting.

McSmith explained that doubling the time and changing the curriculum allows teachers to go deeper into lessons and devote more time to students.

"We have the teachers going in and working with the whole class," McSmith said. "The strategies she (the teacher) is sharing with the c...

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