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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 697-0690 (M-F 8:30-4:25).
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:
and listen nicely
hands, feet and objects to yourself
your hand and take turns to speak
5. Stay in
your seat or work place
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.
A Peek At What We Will Be Learning This Year...
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
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
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!)