Welcome to our class webpage. I hope you find this information useful. My hope is to provide as much information as possible through this website to limit the need for paper copies. Thank you for helping me GO GREEN!
Please email me with any questions.
Kindergarten is a year that is filled with academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Your child will experience many hands-on experiences which we hope will be a wonderful beginning to their educational career.
We will be taking our first Field Trip to Windy Hill Farm! Please check Eagle News for the field trip permission form. We will be looking for recycled objects next week and throughout the school year. The following are items that we use to "create" inventions during Choice Time: toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, toothpaste boxes, small medecine boxes, buttons, small snack boxes, and other other item that children could glue, paste, cut or bend!!
This is an outline of our schedule for the 2010-2011 school year. It is very flexible to allow children to become comfortable with going to school all day.
|Large Group Literacy Lesson||10:15-10:35|
|Math/Choice Centers||12:45-1:15, 2:00-2:20|
|Specials (Art, P.E., Music)||
We have afternoon recess at 2:30-2:45. Dismissal on M, T, Th, F is at 2:50.
*We have early release on Wednesdays at 1:00. We have lunch recess at 10:45-11:35. Due to the very early lunch time, we do not have snack on Wednesday in the morning.
Our specials schedule:
Friday~ Classroom Time and Computer Lab
Many families have asked about items for school. You don't NEED to provide anything for your child other than a change of clothes (labled in a bag) to keep here at school. We do have items that we frequently run out of that you may send in if you choose to donate them to our classroom. Here are some of the items we tend to use a lot of:
- hand sanitizer (without alcohol if possible)
- glue sticks
- masking tape
- liquid soap
- scotch tape
We gladly take items for our room and appreciate your support!
I have had the opportunity to be trained in Responsive Classroom. I will be attending an additional training this summer. Responsive Classroom is a philosophy which uses a positive approach to discipline and seeks to create a community of learners who value mutual respect. We begin each day by greeting one another, sharing information, doing a group activity, and reading a morning message together. This routine will be carried out throughout the year. Responsive Classroom uses known routines for children for each part of their day. We teach routines and expectations for each part of the school day. Children quickly learn that they take a large part in developing rules and consequences for behavior. We work together to create a warm, respectful and predictable environment where we strive to create "Success for All". You will receive more information about Responsive Classroom as the year progresses. My hope is that you will witness the success that this model will create. From my past experiences, children feel more comfortable in school sooner, develop deep friendships, have more time on task, and learn how to solve problems and think independently. I am excited to see what new ideas I will use after my training this summer!