Transitional Kindergarten

You have touched countless lives and changed the face of education in Spokane forever.”

~ Grace Leaf

Torry Johnson

BA in Early Childhood Education

Teacher/Child ratio: 1:12

Maximum Class Size: 12

Personal Background:  

Torry received her Early Childhood Degree and Teaching Certificate from EWU this spring. She has been working with us this summer, mostly in our Preschool classes. She has had a lot of experience working in early childhood situations as she was previously Lead Toddler Teacher and Administrator for 3 years at Ascend the Heights. Torry has been working with children for 9 years and would not want to spend her time working in any other way.  Torry, her boyfriend, and mom live in Cheney. Family is very important to her and one of her favorite things to do – spend time with friends and family. Torry also enjoys swimming, painting, coloring, and cooking. Her favorite thing about North Wall is the loving environment. Each and every North Wall teacher has amazing abilities, and their positive attitudes are so refreshing! Torry also loves the children at North Wall and loves watching their lightbulb moments.

Philosophy of Teaching:

Torry believes that children learn through doing and wants to create a hands-on classroom environment where children are comfortable to ask questions and work together to solve problems.

Goals for the Class:

-To promote independent learning

-To help students recognize their own strengths and interests

-To provide a positive educational experience

-To encourage students to work together to reach a goal

Schedule of the Day

8:00 Arrival, morning work, snack

9:00 Morning circle

9:30 Literacy/social studies centers

10:15 Brain break

10:30 Outside time

11:15 Silent reading/group story

11:30 Show and Share

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Brain Rest

1:00 Outside time

1:30 Math/science centers

2:15 Free choice/ art on Friday

3:15 Snack, after school activities

3:45 Outside time

4:15 Partner play

4:45 Pack up, cleanup

5:00 Dismissal