This is the year to let your children discover who they are as individuals. Be there to help them grow but allow them to learn from their mistakes, too!
Kindergarten is an exceptionally fun and exciting year in elementary school. Parents, you will see a tremendous amount of growth in your child between the start and end of the school year. They will be challenged not only in their academics, but also in social-emotional aspects, maturity, as well as independence.
English & Language Arts
Houghton Mifflin Reading Series:
Letter and sound recognition
Letter writing and formation
Sight word recognition
Three Writing Styles:
Monthly Sticker Stories
McGraw Hill My Math Curriculum :
Number writing and formation
Counting 1 - 100
Adding within 10
Subtracting within 10
Mystery Science Curriculum:
Scott Foresman Curriculum:
American Symbols Enrichment
Music : Every other week (funded by IPSF )
Physical Education : Grade Level PE on Mondays (must wear tennis shoes and appropriate clothing )
Computer Lab : Every week with Ms. Ferguson
Library : Every week with Mrs. Rusmisel
practical Perspectives from former class parents
“Provide room for your child to develop while observing and providing advice.”
“Have your child keep up with math facts.”
“My child has learned to be responsible for knowing his daily homework assignments, often referring to the website or his binder which was a very useful tool.”
“I loved the "We Come From Everywhere" play, SimuTown and Living Museum. They were VERY impressive and Mrs. Dyer and the students put in a lot of time and effort. It really showed.”
“Let the teachers do their jobs — let the kid fail and fall sometimes. It prepares them for upper grade.”
“Check the class website and communicate.”
“Allow your child to embrace his/her independence as a 3rd grader. Thanks to Mrs. Dyer, they learn a lot of skills to help discover or refine how to be accountable and responsible for their own work and actions, which in turn will prepare them for becoming more independent upper graders. Give them creative freedom to do all of the major projects (Living Museum, Simutown, etc.) on their own and assist only when asked.”
About Mrs. Dyer
Mrs. Dyer is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development. She received her M.A. in Education and teaching credential from Pepperdine University.
She has been working in the education field for over a decade, serving students in general education as well as special needs.