Staff Member

Contact Information

If you need to get in touch with me, please put a note in your child's folder.   I can also  be reached by e-mail @ renee.guilfoyle@ops.org or by phone 697-0690 (M-F 8:30-4:25).

Welcome to Mrs. Guilfoyle's Kindergarten

Welcome to Oak Valley Kindergarten!  My name is Renee Guilfoyle and I will be your child's teacher this year.  I began teaching in 1999, so have many years of experience (all at the kindergarten level!)  I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1998 and in 2011 earned my Master's Degree from Concordia University, specializing in Early Childhood Education.  My husband, Sean, and I have 2 children (Brennan and Kaeli) who keep us very busy!  In my free time I enjoy shopping, walking, attending my children's sporting events and activities as well as going on family vacations.   

At Oak Valley, we work hard to help develop self-discipline and good citizenship in all students.  Here are a few basic rules children are encouraged to follow:

1.     Follow directions

2.     Speak and listen nicely

3.     Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself

4.     Raise your hand and take turns to speak

5.     Stay in your seat or work place

6.     Use appropriate behavior in the halls, restrooms, cafeteria and playground

My goal is to help your child reach his/her greatest potential and achieve excellence and success through fun, developmentally appropriate activities.  With your support, we are going to make your child's year a fun, exciting and challenging experience!  Be looking for classroom updates and reminders in our Kindergarten Newsletter that is sent home monthly. 

Academics

A Peek At What We Will Be Learning This Year...

Reading/Language Arts

knowledge of print

identifying letters(sounds), sight words and use phonetic spelling as we learn to read and write

phonolological awareness (blending/segmenting/rhyming)

using speaking and listening skills to communicate

reading comprehension

fluency

Math

count, read and write numbers 0-20

simple addition and subtraction

sorting objects by color, shape and size

positional words (above/below, near/far, over/under etc.)

telling time to the hour

measure using nonstandard units


 

 

Schedule

At the start of each month, I will send a cycle day calendar home to let you know which cycle day falls on which calendar day.

Days 1 & 6 Computer Lab

Days 1, 3, 6, & 8 P.E.  (Please send your child in tennis shoes!)

Days 2 & 7 Music

Days 3 & 8 Art

Days 4 & 9 Guidance

Days 5 & 10 Library (Day 10 is check out day – please return books on these days!)