Gibraltar kindergarten teacher Emily Spone works with students Fernando Jauregui, Gage Rowe and Isaac Nelson on Thursday. Next year Spone will take part in a multi-age classroom pilot program.
Some Gibraltar kindergarten and first-grade students will take part in a new pilot classroom program next school year.
Gibraltar Elementary plans to combine one first-grade class and one kindergarten class into a multi-age classroom at the start of the 2014-15 school year. The pilot program is voluntary, and the school will have additional sections of kindergarten and first grade for students whose parents opt out.
Kindergarten teacher Emily Spone and third-grade teacher Devin Thomas are pairing up for the endeavor. Thomas will switch to teaching first grade. Each class is expected to ...