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Ms. Stephanie S Staub
WELCOME to Kindergarten! I would like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Ms. Stephanie Staub. I began teaching Kindergarten in 1999. I graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in elementary education and later received my master’s in education from Winston-Salem State University. I love children, being outside, animals, reading and camping. I will do everything possible to ensure that your child has a successful year!
Your child is special to me. I want your child to LOVE Kindergarten and come away with positive memories of this year. I want your child to have a love of reading in order for your child to learn more information and for enjoyment. We will begin our year by visiting an exciting place called Letterland. It is a place where letters come alive and say or sing their sound. You may hear your child singing about Annie Apple and all her friends at home. In math, we will sing fun counting songs and work on counting objects in our room. We will learn about shapes, colors, numbers, patterns, likenesses and differences, sorting and more!
Your child will have important items in Kindergarten such as homework, take-home readers, behavior reports, letters and all kinds of information. In order to make keeping up with all these items easy for your child, I will give your child a Bee Binder (Bring Everything Everyday). It is simply a binder with pockets for all the information that your child needs for school.
At the beginning of Kindergarten, it is important that you understand that in August and September things will be new for your child and that we need to allow a little time for your child to adjust. I know that we can make this an easy adjustment by being positive, encouraging, and allowing your child to be independent and feel comfortable to make mistakes. That is how a child learns. Your child will bring home classwork and it is important for you to remain positive about your child’s work. Tell them how proud you are of them and the effort that it took for them to complete the assignment. We will test Reading and Math skills on Monday of each week. Please make sure your child wears comfortable shoes at all times for recess and PE.
Throughout the year, I will communicate with you through Class Dojo, telephone calls, notes, newsletters, and conferences. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. Please call South Lexington (336-242-1544), send me a dojo, note, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child where your child will learn like a BOSS!