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USD 240 Kindergarten

USD 240 Kindergarten

Mrs. 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 Grade School. I started teaching in Bennington in the fall of 2017. I graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. Originally, I am from Osborne, KS. I married my high school sweetheart in July of 2017 and now we call Tescott our home. My husband, daughter, and I live out on our farm. I love reading and spending time with my family and friends. I'm so excited to get to know all of my new students!

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