Hello there! My name is Stephanie Hawkins. I am a Kindergarten teacher at J.A. Maxwell Elementary School. I have been teaching since 1998 in the McDuffie County school system. Of those years, I have been teaching Kindergarten since 2005. My co-teacher is Mrs. Silver Williams. We have worked together since I began teaching Kindergarten.
THINGS TO PRACTICE AT HOME :
*Practice tying shoes
*Sight words: (the list is in the notebook) Practice by having the child say the words and also writing the words
*Writing: Have your child practice writing their name with correct letter formation. Also have them write sentences/story about an event or something of their choice. Another activity is to state a simple sentence and have the students write it; ex: I see the black cat.
*Spelling: State a simple word and have the student spell it.
*READ, READ, READ!
*practice counting to 100 (or more) by 1's and 10's.
*Identify numbers 0-20
*Write numbers 0-20
*Shapes: draw and make shapes with objects (toothpicks and marshmallows)
*Practice basic addition of numbers no higher than 10: you can write down facts such as 2 + 2 and have students answer the problems. They can draw symbols to find answers.
*Practice subtraction of numbers no higher than 10: you can write down facts such as 5 - 2 and have the students answer the problems. For subtraction they draw the number of symbols for the first number and then cross out the number being subtracted.
Here are some links and activities you can utilize to help your child at home:
youtube: Jack Hartmann