Young and old alike, teacher as well as student, cast lots for their duties.
Sarah Afoa is a lifelong Alaskan with more than three decades of teaching experience. After retiring from the Anchorage School District, where she taught kindergarten for 29 years and in 2015 was recipient of the BP Alaska Teacher of Excellence Award, Mrs. Afoa joined Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School in 2016.
“I am truly blessed to teach kindergarten,” says Mrs. Afoa. “My job is to make sure my students love school—how cool is that? I take them wherever they are and move them along the educational continuum.”
An inductee of the Alaska High School Athletic Hall of Fame for volleyball, basketball, and track, Mrs. Afoa is a former college athlete at the University of Alaska Anchorage where she earned both a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Edcation with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and Language Arts.
Married for more than 30 years to her husband Stan, Mrs. Afoa is the mother of two sets of adult twins—Shaina & Savannah and Stanson & Sierra.
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.”
The SEAS kindergarten class works hard and plays hard. By using the philosophy, “All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, the class jumps right into achieving this lofty goal by combining learning with fun. Student build a solid foundation of reading, writing, and diving into math and science. They learn to give presentations, serve our community, and love God.
Kindergarten Highlights Include:
All Saints Day Presentation & Parade
Students dresses up as a Saint, makes a presentation to the class, and marches in a parade through the school to “When the Saints Go Marching In”. The parade is followed by a special class luncheon.
Alaska Animal Presentation
Each student chooses an animal and presents on their animal in costume.
Easter Basket Giveaway
With the help of their family, students fill an Easter basket with goodies which is donated to the AWAIC Shelter.
- 100 Sight Words
- Writing Journals
- Emergent Reading
- Introduction to Sentences
- Drawing Inferences
- Counting by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s
- Number Recognition
- 2D and 3D shapes
- Addition & Substraction
- Money, Calendar, Time
- Food & Nutrition
- Holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year
- Fire Safety & Emergency Information
- Religion - 5x per week
- Spanish - 2x per week
- Library - 1x per week
- Computer - 1x per week
- P.E. - 2x per week
- Art - 1x per week