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Ms. Lisa’s


Kindergarten


 About Me: 

 I have had the privilege of teaching kindergarten for 21 years here at Huntsville Elementary.  I am a 1986 graduate of Scott High School.  I received my B.S. Degree in Education with a kindergarten endorsement from Lincoln Memorial University in 1991.  In 1998, I received my M.A. Degree from Tusculum.

I am blessed to have a wonderful daughter, Jodi, who is currently in college.  We have a miniature Dachshund, Princess Reese Cup.

I am very excited to begin a new year.  Kindergarten children are special.  They have so much love, curiosity, and eagerness to learn.   Kindergarten has changed a great deal in the past few years to include a more rigorous curriculum.  I encourage you to keep informed of your child’s progress by looking at his/her folder each night and discuss anything that may be difficult for him/her while praising the accomplishments. Thank you for trusting and allowing me to be your child’s teacher and for being supportive of his/her education.

 

“If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney

“A child holds our hand for a little while and our heart forever.”

 



 

                         Classroom Rules:

1.  Listen when the teacher or someone else is speaking.

2.  Follow directions the first time you are asked.

3.  Walk in the building and use your quiet voice.

4.  Be a good friend.  Never hurt anyone on the inside or the outside.

5.  Take good care of class materials and cleanup when you ae finished.



                            Daily Schedule

7:45 – 8:30 Morning Activities, individual

Computer time,  Intervention, Independent skills practice

8:30–10:00 Reading Block

10:00–10:15 Reading wrap up; prepare for lunch

10:15–10:45 Lunch

10:45–10:55 restroom break

10:55–11:55  Math Block

12:00–12:45 Specials

12:45–1:20 Song and movement/folder conference

1:30–2:00 Recess

2:00–2:30 Snack

2:30 - 2:45 Prepare for Dismissal

Specials:

Monday (Computer)

Tuesday (Keyboarding)

Wednesday (P.E.)

Thursday (Computer)

Friday (Library)


 

 

 

 

Reading

We are currently working on:

Phonemic Awareness: rhyming, listening for sounds in words, changing words (ex. rat to cat or tat or pat etc), songs, poems, counting syllables in their names and other words, having them to repeat back the first sound heard in a word (ex. I say boat they say /b/ oat then push that word back together.

Phonics:

Letter recognition and sound association are looked at each day.

We are beginning to build word family words with __am (ex. ham, bam, sam, tam, jam).

Next, we will include at, ad, an, and ap words.

 

Word work

This is a list of our high-frequency words from the reading series.  We will learn many words in addition to these.

 

1.   A     my         the         I     like        go          we

 

2.  On    to          you      have      do          what

 

3.  No    see         look      come     for         me

 

4.  One    little    are        here

 

      Color words

red                   orange

blue                  purple

yellow              brown

green               black             

 pink                 white

 

 

 

Number words

We will learn to recognize, write, and spell number

words one through twenty-five

 

 

Math:

We focus on number recognition and building sets everyday.  The students are learning to build on their number knowledge.  For example, they will be able to build a set with a given number 1 -10.  We are also looking at sets to determine how many more of something is needed to complete that set.  For example, showing that a set needs 5 but they only have 2 how many more is needed.

Our current math focus is patterns.

The students are learning to recognize and create

AB, ABB patterns.


 

Educational Links:

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Parents:

Remember that you are your child’s first teacher.  Reading to your child is an excellent way to model reading.

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