Kindergarten is an exciting year filled with growth socially as well as academically. For a lot of students, kindergarten is their first experience in school, and I want to make sure they find joy in being at school or as in our case right now, learning at home. They have a long way to go until they hit high school graduation. Instilling a love for learning sets a fantastic foundation for them. I want your child to love school! As a kindergarten teacher, I am always asking myself, "Am I connecting with each child?" Every child needs to have a sense of belonging in their classroom. I strive to make each child feel like they belong, they are safe, and they are loved by their teacher.
With our new virtual learning platform, it is expected that each student does all their assignments. There will be three ELA assignments, three math assignments, one science and one social studies assignment each week. Along with this, they are to complete 45 minutes in i-ready reading and 45 minutes in i-ready math. Certain assignments have a request by them asking to send a picture to me through email. When sending completed work, please do so in bulk. Thank you for your help with this. I will be taking one grade a week in each subject area. You do not need to take a picture of i-ready minutes completed or lessons assigned that go through the student portal. Those results can be viewed digitally by me. Please do not stress, as we are learning this all together.
My office hours are 8-9am and 5-6pm.
Your special this week is P.E.
Parent Helpline 352-867-2100
Open M-F, 7:30-4:30.
Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.
Please log into i-ready and complete 45 minutes in reading and in math each week. I-ready is serious business, and when at school, I am always monitoring behavior and walking around. We want to see an 80% or better passing rate. Parents it is okay to sit beside your child through the instuction portion and talk about what is happening. When it comes to the quizes, those should be done independently so the results will be accurate. We want them at their working level, not yours. :) Thank you
Having trouble getting on to i-ready?The key is to update your iOS with the newest iOS. This is in settings and you have to have Your device plugged into the wall. It takes about 15 minutes. Then download the Iready student app. Lastly, open the desktop and click on the Iready tile. It should work automatically.