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 email@example.com
*Send a note through the "go folder"
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
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.
*Concepts of Print: Words are
made of letters, we read from left to right, and there are spaces between
Recognizing all letters and the sounds they make
Understanding characters, setting, and making connections to stories we are
*Sight Words: is, a, can, see,
my, he, it, and, me, you, us, am, on, in, go, up
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.
shapes and colors
holding pencil correctly, using handwriting lines correctly and writing first
names. Also, learning about what Writer’s Workshop is and learning the routines
are learning about how to be scientists and how we can use our five senses to
help us observe, explore, and study different things!
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!
Cycle Day Schedule (“specials”)
& 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.
3,5,8 & 10 PE-
Please remember to have your child wear appropriate
P.E. shoes (shoes with rubber soles that tie or Velcro).
& 6 Music
& 7 Art
& 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.