Kindergarten Teachers: Ms. Lavoie, Ms. Penrod, Ms. Bair, Ms. Puckett, Ms. Gaston
Special Education Teachers: Ms. Clawson and Ms. McBride
Kindergarten Content Focus
Phonics :Focus until February :
Names and sounds of letters of the alphabet
The first 3 letters we learn are :
Ll Oo and Gg
Identifying beginning sound in words
Sight Words: Please practice your student's sight words
daily and make sure they keep their sight word ring in a safe place and bring
them to school daily.
Kinder Comprehension Strategies:
Cause and Effect
Fantasy vs. Realism
Categorize and Classify
Compare and Contrast.
*Please record all of your reading and phonics activities on you Reading Calendar so your child's class can win a special spirit day and a party at the end of the year!*
Counting to ten.
Writing numbers 1 - 10.
Counting sets of objects up to 10.
Links to Kindergarten Standards:
Kinder General Education Schedule (Lavoie, Puckett, Gatson) :
Schedule (General Education)
8:30-8:45 Breakfast in the classroom (please arrive at
8:30 if your child is eating breakfast, thank you!)
8:45 - 10:00 Phonics/ Reading Comprehension
10 :00 - 10:30 Writing
10: 30 - 11: 10 Lunch
11: 10 - 12: 25 Math
12: 25 - 12 : 15 Reading Centers
1:15 - 1: 30 Recess
1 : 30 - 2:00 Math Centers
2: 00 - 2: 45 Specials
2:45 - 3: 30 Science/Social Studies
3: 30 Dismissal
ELD Schedule (Ms. Penrod and Ms. Bair's Class)
8:45-9:30 - Phonics
9:30 - 10 Read Comprehension
12:15 - 12: 25- Recess
12 : 30 - 1: 15 Reading Center
1: 15 - 2:00 Grammar
2:00 - 2:45 Specials
2:45 - 3: 20 Writing
3: 20 Dismissal
Please make sure your student is wearing tennis shoes on days they have P.E. thank You
We are really excited about taking your children on a journey through reading, writing, spelling, math, science, and social studies. By the end of the year your son/daughter will know all his/her letters and sounds, be able to blend words and will even be reading sentences. In addition, you will see them go from just writing their names to writing several sentences using inventive and actual spelling. Students will share their ideas and writing with the rest of the class. Students will start the year recognizing numbers and counting, and by May they will be adding and subtracting. In language arts and math, the students will have the opportunity to work independently, as a whole group and in small groups.
You will see your sons and daughters grow so much in so many ways this year - academically and socially. We are looking forward to a great year!