Welcome to Room 16
My name is
Janet Stith and I welcome you to Room 16. My instructional
assistants this year are Mrs. Villars in the AM class and Mrs. Bornstein
in the PM class. We are looking forward to meeting a new group of
children and parents. In my effort to get to know your child better, I
have a short questionnaire. If your child is in my class this year
please click on the link below to answer a few questions.
Click here to go to Google Form
Your child will need a back pack
that can easily hold a snack, a daily folder, and cold weather
clothing. A pocket folder will be provided on the first day of school.
If something happens to this one we appreciate parent replacements. If
your child goes to another program before or after school please supply
a second folder so paperwork does not get mixed up. Your child does
not need school supplies. Please leave all pencil boxes, crayons, etc.
at home for "homework" and home projects.
will have snack every day at school. Please send a healthy snack that
your child can easily open on their own and be independent when eating.
(No oranges to peel or whole apples to cut please.)
Teachers are sometimes working with small instructional groups while
others are eating. Prepackaged items like fruit cups are often
difficult for children to open and can be extra messy. Assisting with
these takes eating time and teaching time away from children and
teachers. We do teach children to open packages with scissors when
the nice fall weather we try to go outside daily. During the winter
weather we will go out two days a week with our winter gear on. Please
be sure children wear appropriate clothing and especially foot ware for
Children learn routines quickly and we have predictable schedules each day. Our
daily schedule includes child and teacher directed tasks as well as
small and large group instruction. Our curriculum focuses on reading,
writing and math skills while integrating social studies and science
topics. We attend to each child's social, emotional, physical and
cognitive development in a variety of ways throughout our daily
activities. I send home weekly or biweekly newsletters that will give
you information about current areas of focus.
always lots of fun and learning in kindergarten. I encourage all
parents to be involved in whatever way they can. We love classroom
volunteers that can come in and work with small groups of children. The
Moose Hill PTA has many events that need volunteers. Most of all, make
time for your child to tell you about his/her friends, teachers.
Welcome to Kindergarten!