This month, all over the state of Alabama, a huge new group of 21,000 PreKPals will go to “Big School” for the first time, thanks to the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education. The state will host a total of 164 brand new PreK units, three of which will be in the Tuscaloosa City School System.  

Meet the PreK Pals! These kids are fantastic, and they’re the stars of this column. Alicia Jenne’, a veteran teacher of little people, is the PreK Pals Lead Teacher for PreK#1 at Rock Quarry Elementary School and our inquisitive “reporter” – asking the hard-hitting questions everyone wants answers to.   

Kathy Perkins is a facilitator for the Summer Learning Academy at Northington. She says the Academy is a great opportunity for current Tuscaloosa City Schools students entering grades K-5 to learn about topics that interest them. 

Meet the PreK Pals! These kids are fantastic, and they’re the stars of this column. Alicia Jenne’, a veteran teacher of little people, is the PreK Pals Lead Teacher for PreK#1 at Rock Quarry Elementary School and our inquisitive “reporter” – asking the hard-hitting questions everyone wants answers to.   

We asked these PreKPals about the anticipation of their very first summer vacation. They have almost completed a whole year in OSR PreK, and they are already looking like KinderKids!  We wondered what it was about summer that they were looking forward to the most?  

 

Mills (5)  

 

“I can’t wait to go to the beach and get in the water!! I love making sandcastles with my mom!!” 

 

Alyssa (5)  

 

“I love that it will be sunny and hot and NOT rainy. I can’t wait to run and play all day with my friends!” 

Meet the PreK Pals! These kids are fantastic, and they’re the stars of this column. Alicia Jenne’, a veteran teacher of little people, is the PreK Pals Lead Teacher for PreK#1 at Rock Quarry Elementary School and our inquisitive “reporter” – asking the hard-hitting questions everyone wants answers to.   

This month, the spotlight is squarely on PreK students Rhodes, Audrey, Alyssa, and Mills. This month, we all want to know… 

How do you know when it’s spring?  

Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

 

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