Sally Willms was delighted to get the chance to meet her potential future students last week.

Willms, the Kindergarten teacher at Westpark School, welcomed children and parents from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, February 16th, for an open house.

The kids got a taste of what Kindergarten is like at Westpark by making crafts, math, music, physical education, snack time and even a book to take home to encourage them to read before they start next fall.

"It's always really fun to be reminded of where they are when they start off at the beginning, and just anticipating all the things that they're going to know a year from now is extremely exciting. It's just fun to greet and get to know and work with them."

This is the educator's second year of teaching Kindergarten, and she says she finds it very rewarding.

"I laugh very hard every day because they are adorable and funny and see the world through little people eyes," Willms continues. "It's fun to see the amount of growth that takes place in that first year of school, academically."

Willms notes that she hopes parents saw how warm and welcoming the school is and that their child is going to be well taken care of.

"We have small enough class sizes that I feel I really get to know each child individually extremely well throughout the year, and that helps me educate them as an individual and just really build into their lives."