Mrs. Stefanie Nelson - Kindergarten

Mrs. Stefanie Nelson - Kindergarten

Mrs. Stefanie Nelson - Kindergarten

Mrs. Stefanie Nelson - Kindergarten

Welcome to Mrs. Nelson's Kindergarten Class! 




"Popcorn Words": a  I   am   to   the    little   is    here   my    we    have    see    like    he    for  look   she   me   with   

Color Words:   red    orange    yellow    green    blue   purple      brown    black   pink  white  gray

Number Words: one  two  three four  five  six  seven  eight  nine  ten




  Hooray for Kindergarten!!   


 Thank you parents for all you do to make our school so special. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful school family.  

I grew up in Bloomington and attended Holy Trinity and Central Catholic High School. In 1987, I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in Elementary Education. I have been very fortunate to have had many enriching teaching experiences in many schools over these last years. I have taught all grade levels, from pre-school to eighth grade. I spent ten years teaching second grade at Trinity. Ten years ago I moved to Kindergarten and found it to be both challenging and very rewarding. I am very excited for another year.

 I have a daughter Natalie who is a senior at the University of Illinois and a daughter Ellie in eighth grade I feel very blessed to be both a parent and a teacher in such a wonderful Christian environment surrounded by so many dedicated families.

Read, Read, Read! Be sure to read to your child each night. Have your child read to you as well. Be sure to listen to them read their “take home” books that they bring from school.

You can also practice letters and sounds at home. Use your provided “key ring” to review. Suggested activities:

  • have your child name each letter
  • match uppercase and lowercase letters
  • match letters to beginning sounds of pictures or spoken words
  • use letters to make a word family such as  _at. Add a beginning consonant to make a new word such as cat or bat.
  • take a small group of letters and put them in abc order

Later in the year, I will also send home a group of snappy words (sight words) for you to put on your rings.


Help your child develop good fine motor skills by practicing writing, coloring, and cutting at home. Forming the letters is very difficult and often need extra one-on-one practice.


Playing cards, dice, dominoes, etc, all are great ways to develop number recognition and early problem solving skills.