• Kindergarten Teachers and Assistants
    Clemencia Cardona
    Assistant - Brenda Fontanez
    Patricia Gamboa
    Assistant - Lina Lopez Bernal
    Jennifer Malloy
    Assistant - Aarika Elliott 
    Edna Gonzalez Rivera
    Assistant - Alicia Londono  
    Michelle Odom
    Assistant - Martha Martin  
    Diana Putnam
    Assistant - Idaliz Sanchez 
    Glorimar Rodriguez Pagan (Ms. Rodriguez)
    Assistant - Marta Roman
    Kindergarten is an exciting time for children and parents. It's also a time filled with many questions as parents get ready to see their children go off to school for the first time. Your child must also be 5 years old by Aug. 31 of the current year to enroll in kindergarten. See the information provided on the WSFCS website to help you understand the enrollment process. 
  • Transition to Kindergarten Smoothly - Kindergarten is such an exciting part of a child's life. Coming to “big school” comes with big changes. It is completely normal for a few tears to be shed during the first week. As routines are established, this will subside. Your child will start to feel more and more comfortable with their new surroundings and the making of new friends. We encourage independence. Our goal is for each child to be able to come into the classroom, unpack their belongings and get settled to begin their day. 
    For some summer transition tips, here is an article with some suggestions. Getting Ready for Kindergarten: How to Prepare & What to Expect.
    Get A Jump Start on Kindergarten:
    • Write their own name
    • Fine motor skills: Pencil grip and scissor hold.
    • Alphabet knowledge
    • Letter sounds
    • Rote counting to 20
    • Naming basic shapes
    • Naming basic colors

    See our Speas Global IB Programme of Inquiry Here and check out the 6 Units of Inquiry we will be working on during the school year. Approximate dates are included, but may be adjusted as the year goes along. 

    First Quarter Work

    • Letter sounds
    • Letter identification (Upper and lowercase)
    • Know 13 High Frequency Words/Sight Words
    • Book and Print Awareness (tracking print/left to right sweep, punctuation, first and last letter of the word, identifying upper and lower case letters, difference between letter and word)
    • Number to object correspondence with objects to 10
    • Write numbers 1-10 when counting objects
    • Identify 2D and 3D shapes
    • Position words: in, out, in front, behind, beside, below, above, before, after, between
    • Citizenship/Following the Rules at school and at home
    • Changes/Weather and change over time
    • Animals/Needs/Similarities and Differences
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  • • 1 box of 24 crayons
    • 1 box of washable markers
    • 2 packs of pencils
    • 10 glue sticks
    • 5 wedge/pencil top erasers
    • 1 wide-ruled composition book
    • 2 (vinyl/plastic) folders with prongs
    • 1 book bag with no wheels
    • 1 change of clothes (plastic bag with name)
    • 2 boxes of tissues
    • 1 box plastic sandwich bags (Opt: Qt or Gal)
    • 1 hand sanitizer

  • Please consider donating the following items to your child's class:
    • Kleenex
    • Clorox wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Napkins
    • Extra Crayons and Glue Sticks
    • Play Dough
    • Stamp Pads
    • Seasonal Stickers
    • Sidewalk Chalk
    • Sandwich sized Ziploc bags
    • Snack sized Ziploc bags
  • High Frequency Words
    a   all   am   and   as   at  
    be   boy    but   can    did
    do   down   for   girl   go
    had   has   have   he  
    her   him   his   I    in   is
    it   little   look  not    of    
    on  other  out   said  see
    she   so   some    that
    the    then    there    they
    to    up   was   we   were
    what    when   with  you 
Last Modified on January 19, 2024