I am almost a “Life-long” Eagle as I attended St. Dominic Catholic School and began my teaching career here in 1987. I taught Kindergarten in KA (1987-88) and First Grade (1988-95). I “moved around the corner” and taught First Grade at St. Luke’s (1995-1999). I also have experience in Preschool at St. Mark’s (2001-2003). I returned to St. Dominic as an assistant in 2006 and then moved back to teaching First Grade (2007-2013), Second Grade (2013-2017) and was the librarian for the last 2 years. I am happy to be “home” where I am blessed to be able to share my faith on a daily basis with my students.
I am a graduate of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School and the University of South Alabama with a degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband, David, and I have three children: John David (Mary Kate), Elizabeth (Michael), and Caroline who are all alumni of SDCS and McGill-Toolen. We are members of St. Dominic Parish.
I have been teaching since 1996 after I graduated from the University of Montevallo. My first eight years of teaching were at St. Pius X where I taught first grade. The next eight years I taught first grade and one year of Kindergarten at a title 1 public school in Tallahassee, FL. I am so happy to be back in the Catholic schools, especially St. Dominic since I attended here as well. I’ve been teaching Kindergarten at St. Dominic since 2012 and I absolutely love it!
Kindergarten News Week of October 21
*Wednesday is our 50th day of school. Come out of uniform in your 50’s outfit.
*No school Friday, Oct. 25 – teacher professional development
Story of the week: Bear Snores On
Skills for the Week: learning about hibernation, realism and fantasy
Letter recognition of the letter Cc; connect /k/ to Cc as in cat, cap, cab, cob, car
Sight words: review: we my like have is a to the little I am
Amazing words: sleep, winter, cave, woods, storm, blustery
Decodable Book: The Cap Please read every night J
Math: Begin chapter 3 – Numbers Beyond 10 – we will work on numbers 11, 12, 13 and 14
Complete pages 183 and 184.
Thanks for all the hard work helping your child to review the skills we are working on in class. Please continue to practice sight words daily along with our sound for the week. When reading at night, let your child pick out their sight words. Please continue to work on tying shoes and opening food packages.
A few reminders:
* Kindergarten is “nut free”.
*Please send 1 healthy, non-messy morning snack (one that does not require a spoon or fork), in a separate bag, along with a small water bottle (8 inches or shorter) that has either a “flip-straw” or a sports cap. Some bottles are too big to fit in your child’s cubby and others are leaking in backpacks.
*Please wash nap mat covers each weekend J
*Wednesday, October 23 – 50th day of school J
*Friday, October 25 – No School – Teacher In-service
*Thursday, October 31 –Blessing of the Ghosts and Goblins 2:00
*Friday, November 1 – All Saints Day Mass 8:00am
*Monday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day Assembly 8:00am
*Tuesday, November 26 – Kindergarten Thanksgiving Play
*Wednesday, November 27 – begins Thanksgiving holidays
*Monday, December 2 – classes resume