Welcome to Kindergarten:
I am excited for this new year. I have been here with BF Grady for 7 years. I recently worked in Wayne County. I graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville. I enjoy being with my family and my wonderful and sweet German Sheperd Sadie. I love the beach and being outside.
This year, I have the pleasure of working with a new Assistant Jill Stroud. She started at BF Grady last year in First grade and then moved to Kindergarten. She is very excited to work with your child as well as we continue to grow each day on standards being taught and goals being accomplished for your child.
We are planning for a busy and exciting year. Kindergarten is full of a lot reading, math, science, and social studies. We will also have a lot of center and fun activities daily this year that will be incorporated through all subject areas. Each subject area is very important and has goals that your child is expected to know by the end of the year. The State of North Carolina has strict guidelines teachers must follow in order to get your child ready for the next grade level. We have to teach certain standards each 9 weeks to help prepare your child for the next grade level. Please take the time each night to reinforce the standard being taught through homework practice. Please make sure all homework is kepted in their agenda each night. The take home folder is only for completed papers that need to stay home. It is very important for parents to work with their child every night on their homework or anything that your child needs help with. I would like to thank each parent for all they have done so far to help their child. We do really appreciate you.
During the month of September, January and May students will have their state test in Reading and Math all students will be tested this year individually on ipads in both Reading and Math. There will be conferences after these test with parents going over their test results.
It is very important to help students read their take home book every night and answer questions on the back of envelope. Parents must sign the yellow envelope on back after helping their child each night with their take home book. Please make sure you look in your child's agenda each day this is where we also put important papers in it as well. Also, students will be taken library books home for Accelerated Reading in January, please help your child read their book and return the AR folder and AR book back to school. Your child will be tested on their book each week.
Again, I look forward in a great and exciting year in Kindergarten. Also, if you have any concerns or questions you may call 252-568-3784, write your comment in the comment section in their agenda book, or send me a note through class dojo. If your child is absent from school any day, they need to bring a note why they were out when they return.
PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays. Please make sure your child has tennis shoes on those days.
Thank you for all you do and your continous support,
WELCOME to Kindergarten