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Why kindergarten is so important for scholars with Mrs. Rushing of AMS Flower

In this video, kindergarten teacher Mrs. Rushing shares the importance of kindergarten because it shapes the foundation of a scholar’s educational career.

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Teaching Kindergarten at AMS is special because I have to drive the foundation for their educational career. It is very important that I get them to behave as citizens and that I get them the love education. I am the starting force for the rest of their academic career.

 

My name Tiara Rushing and I teach kindergarten.

 

We do a lot of modeling, I show them how to sit at a desk, I show them how to behave on the carpet, we show them how to line up. What's really important to me and showing them how they support each other because as you go along and education you have to have a strong backbone in order to be successful. I also promote culture inside my classroom and I make sure that they know that is important to act as that.

 

The biggest thing for me at the end of the year is that I want my students to be confident in themselves. And I also want them to be uplifting to not only themselves but everyone else around them. For them to be successful, I want them to know to not be afraid, dive in and try. In kindergarten, everyone looks at us like “kindergarten is so easy”. But kindergarten is actually the hardest lessons you’ll learn in life. So I challenged them every day to be their best and by the end of the year, I've watched them grow from busybodies to now scholars that are ready for first grade, scholars who are looking forward to 2nd grade, and so forth.

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About Academies of Math & Science (AMS):

AMS has been providing award-winning STEAM curriculum throughout the state of Arizona for nearly 20 years. Our tuition-free schools provide scholars with the best educational experience in the study of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. 

 

At AMS, we believe that through a well-rounded education, we can transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s global visionaries.

 

With 9 state-of-the-art campuses in Phoenix and Tucson Arizona along with our 100% online virtual academy, AMS is providing word-class STEAM education to over 6,000 students.

 

Academies of Math & Science is a tuition-free open enrollment educational network. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about AMS, feel free to complete the contact form and one of our friendly and knowledgeable Enrollment Specialists would love to offer you assistance.

 

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