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:
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.