Merriam Browne & Sara Singleton

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Merriam Browne


Hello! I'm Merriam Browne. I am a native of Beaufort, SC. I am a 2010 graduate of the University of South  Carolina-Beaufort. This is my 8th year teaching. I previously taught Kindergarten for four years, and this is my fourth year teaching Pre-K. I am highly qualified in Early Childhood Education and endorsed in Gifted and Talented Education. 
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My classroom phone number is 843-838-6882.

8:00-10:30-Creative Curriculum Centers
12:45-1:15-Movement and Snack
1:15-2:00-Whole Group

Classroom Procedures

We are so excited to see you all and we know you are ready for school! Our activities and projects will focus on mathematics, literacy, physical development, social development, cognitive development, and language development. We will have loads of fun! This year, as a school, we will be implementing the Leader in Me program. Students will learn and practice seven life-long habits that can be implemented in school, at home, and life in general. 

Supplies: Your child needs to bring a blanket or a cover every week for nap time. We’ll send them home at the end of the week to be washed and you can return them the following week. Our classroom can be a little chilly, so you may send in a light sweater or jacket. .

Clothing: Students need to be in uniform every day. Our uniform consists of khaki, navy, and black bottoms and white, gold, and dark green collared shirts. We are requesting you send in a complete change of clothing (shirt, pants, underclothes, and socks) for accidents or spills.

Necessities/Communication: Please make sure your child brings their book bag with their agenda in it every day! You must initial agendas every day. Monday folders should be emptied, signed, and returned on Tuesdays.

Behavior: We will be implementing a positive behavior system in our classroom this year. Students have the opportunity to earn gold sticks. We will record the number of sticks your child earns in their agenda book nightly, along with any comments. Once students meet a target number of sticks, they will get to visit the treasure box.

Arrival and Dismissal: Morning car riders may arrive at 7:00 at the first entrance to the Early Learning Center. Breakfast starts at 7:30, so please try to have your child here by that time. Students are marked tardy after 7:45. Afternoon car riders are picked up at the first entrance to the Early Learning Center. Students are dismissed to buses and car riders at 2:30pm.