The intentional balance of creative and academic instruction in Kindergarten is presented to draw students in and immerse them in our thematic units of study. Our classroom structure provides students with the opportunity to gain independence and responsibility. We actively teach and support the children in the discovery of reading, writing, math, social sciences, and STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics). In addition to academic opportunities, we offer various forms of play including the exploration of nature, dramatic play, games, and puzzles. The students take ownership of their learning environment by fulfilling daily jobs and responsibilities, as well as moving through the classrooms with purpose, independence, and teacher support.