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Welcome to Kindergarten!


I am looking forward to a fun, fantastic, and successful year with your child. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. or 239-458-0033





****Classroom Supplies “Wish List”****


*These are items we use throughout the year that are optional. We appreciate any of these items you can send in.


Thank you!


-Color Construction Paper


- Colored printing paper


- Individual lined white boards (available at Dollar Tree)


-Cotton Balls


-Sour patch kids, skittles, M&Ms




Daily Class Schedule


Breakfast and Bell Work     8:30-9:05


Math                                    9:05-9:50


Calendar/Word Wall            9:50-10:25


Specials                              10:25-11:10


Phonics/Writing                   11:10-11:30


Lunch                                  11:35-12


Recess                                12:02-12:22


Drinks/Cool Down               12:22-12:30


Really Great Reading         12:30-12:45


Reading Street                   12:45-1:10


Literacy Block                      1:10-2:35


Social Skills/Review            2:35-2:50


Clean Up/Pack Up               2:50-3




1st Quarter Kindergarten Skills to be Graded (by October 12th)




Count to 10


Identify numbers to 10 (out of order)


Count, show & write numbers to 5


One-to-one Correspondence for numbers 0-5


(This skill involves putting the correct number of objects with a number card or in a bag marked with a number.)


Say the days of the week in order


Read, write, & show numbers 6-9 


Identify & describe 2D shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, & hexagon)


One to one Correspondence for numbers 6-9


(This skill involves putting the correct number of objects with a number card or in a bag marked with a number.)


Conservation of number to 10


(This skill involves seeing 0-10 red circles in a line, counting them and saying how many there are. Then matching 1 yellow circle with each red circle and knowing there are the same number without counting. 






Identify first 10 (bolded) sight words of first quarter


Writing first name with only 1 capital


Identify/name letters A-M (upper & lower case)


Identify all 20 sight words of first quarter


Recognize a pair of rhyming words 


Onset and Rime (If I say /d/ /og/ what word do you hear?)


Listen to a story & answer who, what, where, when, character, & setting questions


Produce the first sound in a word (What is the first sound in dog?)


Identify/name letters A-Z (upper and lower case)


Write a simple sentence with a noun (person, place, or thing).  It should begin with a capital and end with a period.


Write or dictate a sentence about a picture they drew.









Ways to help your child practice at home:

1. Hang up the sight words and ball words cards on their wall or door 

2. When you are in the car, ask them beginning sounds of things they see, rhyming words, count syllables in words, count how many trucks they see in 1 minute...

3. Have them sort laundry by color and/or size

4. Set goals with rewards

5. Have them explain their work and homework to you as if they were the teacher

6. Have them practice writing simple sentences with correct punctuation. 




School Information Below


Bell Times: 8:55-3:10 (Doors open at 8:30). If students are not in the classroom by 8:55 they are considered tardy.

Breakfast: Your child must go directly to the cafeteria to get breakfast before coming to class. They will eat in the room and must finish by the 8:55 bell.

Planner: Your child will bring their planner home daily. Please check it and sign it every day as this will be our main communication. I will check it in the morning for any notes and/or lunch money. I will also send test scores, weekly skills to practice at home, and any other important information in it.  

Homework: I will send the weekly homework packet home on Monday and it is due in full by Friday. Please also practice Spalding Phonograms.

Snack: We do not have a specific time for snack. Students receive snacks throughout the day. Please do not pack individual snacks. We will take class donations of store-bought items throughout the year (pretzels, animal crackers, goldfish, cereal). Please be sure to let me know if your child has ANY ALLERGIES!

Uniform: Please make sure your child is dressed in school wide uniform attire and color. On Friday, students may wear a Diplomat Theme Shirt (Can be purchased at the school store).

Dismissal: For the safety of your child, I need a written note if your child is changing the way they go home at any time. Please send in the yellow piece of paper.