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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Begindergarten: Giving students a positive start


October 15, 2016

Tracie Mitchell

Worland begindergarten teacher Lori Michaels harvests the pumpkin her student Lyla Sherman-Kinsey chose out of the pumpkin patch at Michaels' home in Worland recently.

WORLAND – When children first start school it's important that they find the experience to be positive so that they don't get discouraged. To prevent children from getting discouraged Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas implemented begindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year and the program continues for the 2016-2017 school year.

"The foundational skills for lifelong learning start in kindergarten and if they are not ready for kindergarten then they are more likely to find it too challenging and their attitude will be more negative about school if they f...

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