My name is Mrs. Felecia Hardy Echols. I your a kindergarten teacher. Ms. Ellis also works closely with me to educate our students. Kindergarten is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated. I would like to share a little information about myself, as we will develop a relationship this year. This is my 17th year of teaching. I am a native of
It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes. Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready. Maintaining each child’s self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in my kindergarten class. Here are some ways you can help:
-Celebrate your child’s success, no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work.
-Look for and read your child’s weekly homework cover page. This will have important information about the homework and other pertinent information,
-Read and sign your child’s behavior sheet each day.
-Look for and review your child’s progress reports. This will help you understand the grade(s) your child has and what he/she may need extra support with.
-Read to and with your child everyday. The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom.
Looking Ahead in 2nd Semester
Language Arts--Creative Writing- Beginning & ending sounds
sight word recognition-rhyming words, capitalization, and punctuation
Math- Counting money, addition, subtraction, skip counting
Science – The Five Senses, plants, weather, culminating activities
Social Studies – M. L. King, Presidents (G. Washington, A. Lincoln, B.Obama), positive character traits, purchasing goods/ services, & ways to earn income