UPDATED May 6, 2019
The Nolley Fun Fair is this Friday night from 5-8. It is our school carnival/ fundraiser. I cannot wait to see our "gift wrap" basket. Thanks to all of you for your donations!
Next week, I will test the kids on their ability to read ALL of their kindergarten sight words. If you were going to practice them at home- now is the time. There is a comprehensive list below.
The cafeteria wanted us to send a reminder about keeping money on your child's lunch account. I guess a lot of kids have been short lately.
This month, in science, we will be discussing the life cycles of bugs and plants. Our caterpillars are in chrysalis and the ladybugs are still in their larvae stage. It's so much fun for the kids to observe as they change!
We are totally out of disinfecting wipes and liquid soap refills- If you are interested in donating to the classroom...
We continue reading Charlotte's Web and doing corresponding comprehension activities. ;)
In Reading and phonics (Fundations)- we continue working on decoding silent E and double vowel words. We continue our study of glued sounds and also do daily comprehension activities. All students are expected to write 5 sentences a day in their journals. YAY!!
Our new sight words are "run" and "jump."
These are the sight words we have done so far in class: red, I, can, purple, we, yellow, the, brown, like, a, black, orange, go, green, blue, see, pink, gray, white, to, have, is, play, are, for, you, this, and, do, what, one, little, two, said, three, here, four, was, five, he, she, six, with, my, seven, where, eight, me, come, nine, away, ten, find, down, run, jump.
In math, we continue practicing our addition timed tests in preparation for first grade. I, however, am not timing them- just preparing them for the format of the tests. When they pass timed test A (for example) they move onto B and so forth. Some kids have already made it to level Z addition and have moved onto subtraction. WOW!!!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND A SNACK EVERYDAY FOR YOUR CHILD- EVEN IF THEY ARE BUYING THEIR LUNCH.
A REMINDER TO PLEASE SEND ALL NOTES OR MONEY- INCLUDING LUNCH MONEY- IN A LABELED ENVELOPE OR BAGGIE. PLEASE PLACE IT INSIDE THE ZIPPER POUCH IN YOUR CHILD'S CAMP BOOK.
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Welcome to my home page. :) Since I will be spending the day with your children, here's a little bit about me. I grew up in Green with my wonderful parents and 2 brothers, and I graduated from Green in 1996. I graduated from UA with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2001 and my master's degree in teaching in 2006. I have also taken additional credits in technology and our Leader In Me initiative. I have been teaching for 17 years and I love it! I have been teaching kindergarten here at Nolley for 12 years. I taught Title One for 4 years here at Nolley, and I taught first grade one year in the Jackson Local Schools. My favorite thing about teaching little ones is watching their reading and writing skills emerge so quickly. I tell some people that it is almost like witnessing a miracle. Their love for learning is priceless and precious and I love being able to foster that.
I have two amazing sons. Dominic is 13 and Angelo is 9. They both attend Manchester Schools. When I am not teaching or being a mommy, I enjoy reading, exercising, and being with family and friends.
The Manchester community is wonderful and I feel blessed to teach at Nolley and serve its children.