The Fours program at GSES provides students with multiple opportunities to learn through joyful discovery, hands-on projects, and strengthening peer relationships. Children at this age are developing deeper friendships and relationships with their peers. The need for children to develop healthy social and emotional skills continues to be important as children prepare for success at the elementary level. Adult support, mediation, and guidance are essential for children to learn compassion, empathy and self-control. Inside the classroom, the students are given leadership opportunities through weekly job assignments. Our focus is on learning in a play-based environment following essential learning goals to prepare students for kindergarten and beyond.
The Fours Team
Pictured from L to R: Mitzi Hovre, Lead Teacher; Katy Shoopman, Assistant Teacher
Pictured from L to R: Katherine Allen, Assistant Teacher; Rachel Duree, Lead Teacher
Pictured from L to R: Elizabeth Fehr, Lead Teacher; Alma Rivera, Assistant Teacher
Pictured from L to R: Jill Brumley, Lead Teacher; Tish Miller, Assistant Teacher
Grinch Day in the Fours program is always a fun and silly day that the children adore! Everyone wears green or any outfit that resembles the Whos from Whoville, including silly hair or headbands. This is a very green day that includes a fun Grinch art project and a special green treat. Even the glue magically becomes green on Grinch Day!