Welcome to Kindergarten

    Kindergarten Teachers: Ms. Lavoie, Ms. Scott, Ms. McClure, Ms. Skube, Ms. Teague and Ms. Crisp
    Student Teachers: Ms. A and Ms. Richter

    Kindergarten Content Focus Phonics 
    Names and sounds of letters of the alphabet
    Reading and spelling CVC (consonant vowel consonant - i.e. dog) words

    Phonemic awareness:

    Identifying beginning sound in words
    Counting the number of words in sentences
    Identifying number of syllables
    Identifying rhyming words
    Generating rhyme
    Segment sounds (ie What are the songs in dog? d-o-g)
    Blending sounds - blend the sounds d-o-g what is the word? Dog

    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
    Drawing conclusions
    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!* 

    Math: Module 1:
    Counting to 5
    Reading Kinder Standards
    Fun websites you can visit with your student:


    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: 10 Math 
    12:15 -12: 25 Handwriting
    12: 25 - 1:15 Reading Centers
    1:15 - 2:00 Specials
    2:00 - 2:45 Math Centers
    2:40 - 3: 30 Science/Social Studies
    3: 30 Dismissal  

    Lavoie: M - ART, T- Music, W- PE, Th- PE, F- Music
    Scott: M- PE, T- MUSIC, W- PE, Th - Music, F - Art
    Olsen: M- MUSIC, T - PE, W - MUSIC, Th - ART, Fr - PE
    Crisp: M - PE, T - PE, W - MUSIC, Th - MUSIC, Fr - PE
    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!
Teacher Phone Number Email
Susan Penrod 602-467-6124 susan.penrod@dvusd.org
Kristen Crisp 602-467-6157 kristen.crisp@dvusd.org
Grace Chen 602-467-6162 grace.chen@dvusd.org
Ellen Lavoie 602-467-6163 248-229-9152 cell ellen.lavoie@dvusd.org
Nicole Scott 602-467-6140 nicole.scott@dvusd.org