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Kindergarten First Grade Program:
This classroom experience is one of the most important years in the educational process. The Butterhill Day School helps children learn, helping them make decisions, organize experiences and utilize knowledge. Our experienced staff appreciates your child's individuality and strives to help them reach their full potential by providing an environment that is warm and caring.
With a special emphasis on introducing and building upon the necessary readiness skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, our teachers spend time daily to further develop the child’s social and emotional skills, while fostering independence and autonomy. In addition to developing these vital readiness skills, music, physical education and other classes are taught by specialty teachers.
Our engaging classroom environment promotes the growth of each child — mentally, emotionally, ethically and socially. Students are encouraged to develop a sense of integrity and respect for self and others by understanding how their actions impact their classmates, school, and community.
The Butterhill Day School program is committed to helping each child meet the academic and intellectual competencies expected at this grade level and become active, engaged learners in a classroom setting. Our dedicated and passionate teachers provide an inspirational atmosphere to promote well-rounded achievers. Our hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to education helps children develop intelligence, self-confidence, and a thoughtful assertiveness that enables them to succeed now and in the future.
We have included the use of a SMART BOARD to enhance our program.
The Butterhill Way
First Class Amenities
Low student to teacher ratio
special activities in class
we do cooking once a month
Well Planned Daily Program
Introduction to Daily Lessons
08:30 - 09:00
Greeting, Pledge, Calendar, Weather
09:00 - 09:15
Specials, Spanish, Yoga, Computers, Music, Art
09:15 - 10:00
Shared Language Time
10:00 - 10:15
Snack and Bathroom
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
Story-Author of the Week
12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 01:00
Independent Reading, Writing Lessons
01:00 - 01:30
Group meeting with Day's Activities
01:30 - 02:00
02:00 - 02:15
Outside Play-Show & Tell,Theme Related Activities
02:15 - 03:00
Mrs. Sweeney is the teacher in the kindergarten/1 room. She is a passionate, motivated educator with a commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. She has her New York State Initial Certification in Childhood Education 1-6 and a Masters Degree from Long Island University. She has also studied at Mount St. Mary College and Orange County Community College. Before coming to Butterhill she was a substitute at all three Cornwall Elementary Schools. Miss Lisa is her assistant and has been with Butterhill as teacher assistant for five years. She has a positive, happy attitude that is reflected throughout the environment of the classroom. They are an excellent team which enables them to teach on different levels within the classroom.