Welcome to Ms. McCarley's and Ms. Issac's Kindergarten Class!
Teacher Name: Mrs. McCarley
Grade I Teach: Kindgergarten
I am so excited to get this year started! It will be a fun, adventurous, learning experience for you to remember your whole life!
This year, my writers will enhance their writing skills to create lots of interesting, engaging, writing pieces that will be loved by all. We will write narratives, informational pieces, and opinion masterpieces.
We have a Reader's Workshop that is created just for your needs. We learn many different reading strategies to enhance your reading skills. Once we learn how to read, we learn to read by ourselves, with buddies, go to the listening center, and play phonic games. We also have our special time with the teacher in a reading group called, "Guided Reading." This group will be based on such things as our reading level, comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and/or phonic skills. Then we practice these skills during our other centers so we can expand our reading skills to use in the real world.
In math, we will learn how to count to 100. The strategies you learn during Number Talks and class activities will help you purchase items at a store, such as Ingles or Wal-Mart. We will learn how to tell time to the hour, and measure items by length, heighth and width using terms like longer, shorter, wider, taller. These skills will help you get to work on time and/or perhaps allow you to build a bookshelf for your children one day. We will also learn fractions such halves. This will help you determine portion sizes when giving a birthday party, or buying gifts for many friends.
In social studies, we will learn all about historical figures, community helpers, and economics. By the end of kindgergarten, you will learn about saving and spending, needs and wants, the need for rules and laws and all about Community Helpers.
We will have so much fun in science! Kindgergartners will do many experiments with rocks and soil, magnets, force and motion, and plants and animals.
Remember to be present every day and on time boys and girls so we can earn a prize from Ms. Marshall! We want to be on our best behavior and have no reflections to attend our Wildcat Fest. These happen three times a year, and they are so much fun! We get lots of candy, popcorn, we have face-painting, huge slides to play on, Moon Walks, and much, much more! So be on time, do your best, follow the rules, and do not get any reflections for not following the rules. I want EVERYONE to attend these Wildcat Fests!
Please remind your parents to look in the Tuesday Folder every Tuesday, and look and sign the agenda every night. I look forward to reading your messages on Class Dojo as well!
If your parents/ guardians have any questions, he/she can call me at 770)957-5416, or email me at email@example.com, or text me a message on Class Dojo.