Staff Member

Contact Info

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me in the following  3 ways:

*By phone from 8:30-4:00 at 697-0690

*E-mail me at elizabeth.caez@ops.org

*Send a note through the "go folder"

Welcome to Kindergarten Rm 9

 Welcome to a new school year! My name is Elizabeth Caez and I look forward to working with you and your child this year.  Before I get into the specific classroom details, I would like to let you know a little bit about me. This will be my 10th year teaching and I have spent all 10 teaching Kindergarten here at Oak Valley! I have a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction for Reading and Special Education and I also have 30 extra graduate hours of study that include phonics, curriculum instruction, and mostly how to effectively teach mathematics. I live a crazy, busy life and have a crazy yellow lab, named Harley. Though I love my dog with all of my heart, he can get on my nerves when he steals sticks of butter off the counter while I am trying to bake chocolate chip cookies! J I come from a small family and have one sister. She has four awesome kiddos and they keep our family really busy. I live an active life and stay busy playing on leagues such as sand volleyball and bowling. I also like to play frisbee golf weekly.

The students and I will spend the first few weeks getting to know each other, our classroom, our school, and the basic “routine” of things. Kindergarten is a year full of growing and learning to be independent. Students will be expected to listen, follow directions, work well with others, and work independently throughout the school day. Independence helps students build self-esteem and self-confidence.  Kindergarteners are very capable of doing many things on their own, and I encourage them to do as much as they can for themselves in the classroom.  Please work on the following self-help skills at home with your child:  zipping, tying shoes, dressing, etc.

 

 

What we are learning in September!!!! :)

Reading

*Concepts of Print: Words are made of letters, we read from left to right, and there are spaces between words.

*Phonics: Recognizing all letters and the sounds they make

*Comprehension: Understanding characters, setting, and making connections to stories we are reading.

*Sight Words: is, a, can, see, my, he, it, and, me, you, us, am, on, in, go, up


Math

*We are working on recognizing, counting, and writing the numbers 0-10. Also, we will be working on comparing amounts from 0-5 to see which set has more, less or the same amount.

*Recognizing shapes and colors

 

Writing

*Practice holding pencil correctly, using handwriting lines correctly and writing first names. Also, learning about what Writer’s Workshop is and learning the routines and procedures.

 

Science

*We are learning about how to be scientists and how we can use our five senses to help us observe, explore, and study different things!

 

Social Studies

*We are learning about how we can be good citizens at school and how we can listen and follow directions and work together with our classmates!

Schedule

Cycle Day Schedule (“specials”)

Days 3,4,8 & 9    Library/Computer lab- The children will be checking out books on cycle day 9 and will be able to check out 1 book a time until mid-year. By mid-year the students will be able to check out 3 books. Your child will need to return the books by the next checkout day (cycle day 9). If your child forgets to return the books, they will not be allowed to check out new books until the others are returned. 

Days 3,5,8 & 10  PE- Please remember to have your child wear appropriate P.E. shoes (shoes with rubber soles that tie or Velcro).

Days 1 & 6          Music

Day 2 & 7         Art

Day 1 & 6        Guidance

 

*Your child may bring a pair of P.E. shoes to keep in his/her locker to change into on P.E. days.

 

*At the start of each month, I will send a cycle day calendar home to let you know which special they have on that day.