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USD 240 Kindergarten

USD 240 Kindergarten

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Mrs. Katie Berkley Mrs. Matthews Mrs. Trout
kberkley@usd240.org amatthews@usd240.org atrout@usd240.org
785-488-3323 785-283-4774 785-488-3323
Bennington Grade School Tescott Grade School Bennington Grade School
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Get to know your teacher

Hi! My name is Katie Berkley and I teach kindergarten at Bennington Elementary School. I am a 2017 Fort Hays State University graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. Originally, I am from Osborne, KS. I graduated high school in 2013. This past July I married my high school sweetheart and now we call Tescott our home. I love reading and spending time with my family and friends. I'm so excited for my first year of teaching and can't wait to get to know all of my kiddos!

 

 

 

My name is Ms. Matthews.  I attended Fort Hays State University.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.  I have one daughter.  I grew up in Tescott and graduated from Tescott High School.   In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. My name is Aimee Trout and I teach kindergarten at Bennington Elementary School.  This is my 2nd year teaching Kindergarten, however, I taught second grade for 8 years at Bennington Elementary.  I graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. I enjoy spending time with my family, riding my bike, and following my own kids around with their activities.

What students will learn in Kindergarten

  • Students will read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g. the, of, to, you, she, etc.)

  • Students will be taught foundational skills to read emergent-reader texts with a purpose and understanding

  • Students will be able to retell familiar stories; ask/answer questions about key details of a text

  • Students will  use a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to compose opinion pieces; informative/explanatory texts; to tell a story

  • Students will  add details to strengthen writing

  • Students will be able to write all the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet and write the numbers 0-20

  • Students will count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s

  • Students will  learn addition and subtraction within 10 (using objects); within 5 (without objects)

  • Students will identify 2 dimensional shapes (rectangle, triangle, square, circle, hexagon) and 3 dimensional shapes (cube, cone, cylinder, sphere)

  • Students will describe relative position of shapes using terms such as above, below, in front of, behind and next to

 

 

Strategies for success

 

*Reading at home with or to your child daily and asking them comprehension questions are great ways to help your child with their reading.

*Practice High Frequency (Sight Words)

*Practice saying and writing the alphabet

*Practice counting to 100

 

Know the standards

 

ELA Standards

Math Standards