Topic outline

  • General

    Welcome to

    Ms. Stafford's Kindergarten Class


    Class List:

















    • Specials Schedule

      ****Be sure to wear sneakers on gym days!


      9/4: First Day of School!

      9/20: School Spirit: baseball

      9/26-Picture Day

      9/26: Parent Orientation 6:30-8:00

      Parent's Only!

      • Sight Words

        High Frequency Words / Sight Words

        The goal by June is to demonstrate mastery of the first 50 words; if your child is ready to continue on, please feel free to encourage that at home!  The more words your child can retain, the better their fluency will be!  If you would like another copy of the complete word list, please let me know and I will make sure to send one home! 

        • Reading & Writing Workshop

          This month in Reader's workshop: we will be working on the rules and routines as well as book handling skills.  

          This month in Writer's workshop: we will be working on rules and routines for writing.  We will also learn how to properly use our writing materials and how to draw detailed illustrations.


          • Building a Reader at Home

            Explore Books

            •Give your child opportunities to visit libraries or bookstores to find topics and books that interest them.

            Make it Fun

            •Reading should not be a chore.  Read with your child every day, discuss books, research topics and do book activities together.

            Be an Example

            •Children learn by example, so let your child see you reading (a book, newspaper, cookbook, etc.)

            Ask Questions

            •Make predictions.
            •Who are the characters?
            •What is the setting?
            •What is the main idea?
            •What was the problem and solution?
            •What was the moral?
            • Retell the story in your own words.

            Pick Good Fit Books

            A book that is a good match for your child should meet the following requirements:

            purpose for reading, interest, can they understand?, can they retell?, do they know most of the words?

            Read, Read, Read

            • Be sure to read every day.  Students can read independently, aloud to an adult, or back and forth taking turns.
            • Math

              This month in math we will be working on:

              • Matching and sorting objects by different attributes
              • Color recognition
              • Shape recognition
              • This topic

                Science / Social Studies

                In Social Studies we are learning:

                -to build our classroom community

                -routines and procedures

                -character education

                In science we are learning about: