Whittier High 5 Program
Your teachers:  Ms. Kristin & Ms. Tazia

Welcome to High Five at Whittier! We are excited you are joining our school family!  The Whittier High 5 Program is a half-day program for Minneapolis children who turn four by September 1st and who will start kindergarten the following fall.

At our school, we have two half-day sessions. The morning session is 9:30-12:25. We meet in the cafeteria and start the day together with breakfast. The afternoon session is 1:10-4:00. We meet in the classroom and start the afternoon with lunch together in the classroom. 

In High Five, we create a positive school experience that promotes independence and a love for school and learning. Throughout the day, your student will engage in a variety of rich learning opportunities that include both academic and social skills. Here are a few skills we work on in High Five:

Literacy and Pre-reading Skills

  • Identification of uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Letter sounds
  • Writing our full name
  • Rhyming words
  • Alliteration


  • Identifying numbers 0-10
  • Counting to 31 and higher
  • Sorting
  • Identifying and making patterns
  • One more and one less

Social Emotional Learning

  • Sharing
  • Taking turns
  • Building independence
  • Managing our emotions
  • Problem-solving skills