Welcome to our kindergarten class webpage! Thanks for stopping by. Communication between the teacher and parents is very important. This webpage will allow you to remain up to date with all of our fun and enriching class activities and projects! I hope you enjoy exploring our class webpage! Please make sure to check back monthly to learn more about what we have been working on and upcoming topics and skills to prepare for!
In April, the kindergarten students enjoyed reviewing reading strategies by comparing them to tools in a toolbox. They shared poetry from home for Poetry Month, and they shared their best examples of opinion writing. Math lessons were focused on reviewing addition, subtraction, number stories, 3D shapes, and place value. The students enjoyed experimenting with magnets during our science unit. The kindergarteners proudly shared their beautiful and creative art work with family members and the community during our school wide art event at the end of March, and their enthusiasm for art carried over into many seasonal April crafts. They had a wonderful time at their spring fling that featured an egg hunt.
As the kindergarten year quickly approaches the end, the students will be completing many units of study. In Language Arts, the kindergarten classes will study the author Laura Numeroff and her cause/effect style. Guided reading groups will continue to practice sounding out words and using picture clues. They will also continue to build on their sight word vocabulary. Word sorts will progress to include initial consonant blends. Writing instruction will feature a review of narrative story writing. In math, the kindergarteners will have a spiral review of all topics in order to prepare for year-end assessments. In Social Studies, the children will learn about Memorial Day and the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo. In science, the students will continue to explore magnetism. A fun experience for the month will be a field trip to the Garden State Discovery Museum. May will certainly be a learning-packed month!
My Teaching Philosophy
My fundamental goal of teaching is to foster a love of learning in each child that crosses my path. I achieve this goal by targeting the specific learning styles of my students and creating fun and enriching activities that meet our daily objectives. I also believe that my students thrive in a nurturing and compassionate environment. We work hard to build our classroom into a community of learners who care deeply for one another. If I could instill just one value to my students it would be that learning never ends! My students see how much we all learn, including me, each day. Through these daily experiences they learn to become life-long learners! Teaching is my passion and I believe you should be passionate about the things you love most!
Hi! My name is Mrs. Martino and I am very excited to be your classroom teacher this year!
A little about me~ My first name is Jennifer. I am married and I have two daughters named Alyssa and Ashley. If you are in my class, you will be hearing a lot about them. :) I live in Bordentown, NJ. I went to The College of New Jersey where I majored in Elementary Education and Spanish. I have been teaching at Clara Barton Elementary School in Bordentown for 10 years and I love it.