Our Kindergarten/Head Start Teachers:
Ms. Irvin, Mrs. Pressnell, Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Earnhardt and Mrs. Purcell
Instructional Assistants: Mrs. Chesley, Mrs. Koegler, and Mrs. Stone
kindergarten student will be immersed in a print-rich environment to
develop oral language skills, phonological awareness, print
awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and an appreciation for
literature The reading of fiction and nonfiction selections will
enable students to develop an awareness of print materials as
sources of information and enjoyment. The kindergarten student will
have the opportunity to use words that describe people, places, and
events. The student will recognize and print letters of the
alphabet, use the basic phonetic principles of identifying and
writing beginning sounds, identify story elements, and communicate
ideas through pictures and writing.
kindergarten standards place emphasis on developing the concept of
number by counting;
combining, sorting, and comparing sets of objects; recognizing and
describing simple repeating
patterns; and recognizing shapes and sizes of figures and objects.
Students will investigate
nonstandard measurement, collect data, and create graphs. While
learning mathematics, students will be actively engaged, using
concrete materials and appropriate technologies such as calculators
and computers. Problem solving has been integrated throughout the
six content strands.
kindergarten standards stress the use of basic science skills to
explore common materials, objects, and living things. Emphasis is
placed on using the senses to gather information. Students are
expected to develop skills in posing simple questions, measuring,
sorting, classifying, and communicating information about the
natural world. The science skills are an important focus as students
learn about life processes and properties of familiar materials,
such as magnets and water. Through phenomena including shadows,
patterns of weather, and plant growth, students are introduced to
the concept of change. The significance of natural resources and
conservation is introduced in the kindergarten standards.
The standards for kindergarten students include an introduction to
interesting Americans in history whose lives demonstrated the
virtues of patriotism, courage, and kindness. During the course of
their first year in school, students should learn basic concepts
related to history, patriotism, national symbols, good citizenship,
geographic location, economics, and the importance of following
rules and respecting the rights and property of other people.
Students should bring a backpack and a healthy
snack to school each day.
should bring a change of clothing to keep at school.
All school supplies should be labeled with the
A doctor’s excuse is required following student
A parent note is required for any student