Mrs. Stefanie Nelson - Kindergarten


Mrs. Stefanie Nelson - Kindergarten


Mrs. Stefanie Nelson - Kindergarten


Mrs. Stefanie Nelson - Kindergarten


Welcome to Mrs. Nelson's Kindergarten Class! 

 

 

       

 This week in Kindergarten

  

 Literacy: Fairy Tales

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Math:  Addition and Subtraction 

Alphabet Countdown:

Monday - Happy May Day

Tuesday - Ice Cream Day

Wednesday - Joke Day

Thursday - Kindness Day

Friday - Love our Moms Day (Muffins with Moms at 8:45 in the cafeteria)

 

 

A glance at May.....

May 5th - Muffins with Mom @ 8:45

May 17th - Kindergarten field trip to the zoo

May 24th - Kindergarten prayer service @ 8:45

May 25th - the last day of school!!

 

 

   Reminders:

 

Please put names on all jackets, sweaters, and fleece!! The students have them on and off throughout the day and we don't want any lost! 

 

"Popcorn Words": a  I   am   to   the    little   is    here   my    we    have    see    like    he    for  look   she   me   with   of   that   can   they   you   and   has   what   in   come   are   said   was   where   from   go   do

Color Words:   red    orange    yellow    green    blue   purple      brown    black   pink  white  gray

Number Words: one  two  three four  five  six  seven  eight  nine  ten

 

 

                                                                

  Hooray for Kindergarten!!   

                                        

 

 

 Thank you parents for all you do to make our school so special. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful school family.  

Giving Tree

These are items our classroom can always use. Please think of us when cleaning out closets and toy rooms!

Food items for our kitchen

Puzzles (60-100) pieces

simple games for our game center

Legos

Play - doh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



I grew up in Bloomington and attended Holy Trinity and Central Catholic High School. In 1987, I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in Elementary Education. I have been very fortunate to have had many enriching teaching experiences in many schools over these last years. I have taught all grade levels, from pre-school to eighth grade. I spent ten years teaching second grade at Trinity. Ten years ago I moved to Kindergarten and found it to be both challenging and very rewarding. I am very excited for another year.

 I have a daughter Natalie who is a senior at the University of Illinois and a daughter Ellie in eighth grade I feel very blessed to be both a parent and a teacher in such a wonderful Christian environment surrounded by so many dedicated families.

Read, Read, Read! Be sure to read to your child each night. Have your child read to you as well. Be sure to listen to them read their “take home” books that they bring from school.

You can also practice letters and sounds at home. Use your provided “key ring” to review. Suggested activities:

  • have your child name each letter
  • match uppercase and lowercase letters
  • match letters to beginning sounds of pictures or spoken words
  • use letters to make a word family such as  _at. Add a beginning consonant to make a new word such as cat or bat.
  • take a small group of letters and put them in abc order

Later in the year, I will also send home a group of snappy words (sight words) for you to put on your rings.

 

Help your child develop good fine motor skills by practicing writing, coloring, and cutting at home. Forming the letters is very difficult and often need extra one-on-one practice.

 

Playing cards, dice, dominoes, etc, all are great ways to develop number recognition and early problem solving skills.