As a Kindergarten team we have determined what we believe to be the most important goals our Kindergarten students need to have mastered by the end of the year. The following list is our GVC’s (guaranteed viable curriculum). Please assist us in assuring that each child is ready to move onto first grade and has these important skills mastered. We are providing ample opportunities for practice and mastery in the classroom, but ask that you be aware of skills your child may need some added support in and give them opportunities outside the classroom setting to work on these skills.
- Recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet
- Know all letter sounds
- Write all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet correctly
- Know all of the 31 Kindergarten sight words
- Recognize numbers from 0-20 (encourage recognizing to 30)
- Write numbers from 0-20 correctly (encourage writing #’s to 30)
- Count from 1-50 (strongly encourage counting to 100)
- When counting be able to tell how many and use one to one correspondence.
While these are the goals we have deemed as absolutely necessary, there is so much more we are working on in our curriculum (writing, science, number sense, etc.). These items are just the foundational skills we believe every child needs in order to be successful when they move on to first grade.
It is such a pleasure teaching your children. We want each of you to know how much we appreciate all the hard work and effort you put into assisting us make this a wonderful experience for each of them. Thank you all so much.
Santa Clara Elementary Kindergarten Team
Mrs. Clayton, Mrs. Davis, and Mrs. Heger
Marty Clayton | Kindergarten TeacherMy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Clayton teaches AM/PM Kindergarten. She has also taught at Labay Middle School in Houston, Texas. She has her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education wiith an Early Childhood Endorsement. She loves teaching children! She loves teaching the ABC's and Science, as well as songs and fingerplays. Her favorite foods are Mexican and chocolate. Her hobbies include crafts, running, sports, Zumba, and reading. She loves teaching because children are so excited and eager to learn, everything is new, and these children give her a fresh perspective about our world. Also, she is a grandma!
Elaine Heger | Kindergarten OEK Teacher and Reading InterventistMy Email: email@example.com
Cindy Davis | Kindergarten TeacherMy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org