Welcome to Mrs. Nelson's Kindergarten Class!
This week in Kindergarten
Literacy: Fairy Tales
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Math: Addition and Subtraction
Monday - Happy May Day
Tuesday - Ice Cream Day
Wednesday - Joke Day
Thursday - Kindness Day
Friday - Love our Moms Day (Muffins with Moms at 8:45 in the cafeteria)
A glance at May.....
May 5th - Muffins with Mom @ 8:45
May 17th - Kindergarten field trip to the zoo
May 24th - Kindergarten prayer service @ 8:45
May 25th - the last day of school!!
Please put names on all jackets, sweaters, and fleece!! The students have them on and off throughout the day and we don't want any lost!
"Popcorn Words": a I am to the little is here my we have see like he for look she me with of that can they you and has what in come are said was where from go do
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.
These are items our classroom can always use. Please think of us when cleaning out closets and toy rooms!
Food items for our kitchen
Puzzles (60-100) pieces
simple games for our game center
Play - doh
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:
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.