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Schools get jump on all-day kindergarten

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TACOMA — Fresh from mid-morning recess in the August sunshine, a group of 17 pre-kindergarten students needed a gentle reminder that it was time to focus.

“Give yourself a hug,” teacher Nancy Laush told them as they gathered inside their classroom at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley.

She continued the game, infusing it with body-awareness learning: “Put your hand on your chin. Now put your hand on your elbow. Do you remember where your elbow is?”

Students would also…

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